Shaolin Temple

Shaolin Temple (少林寺)

Shaolin Temple (少林寺; shǎolínsì), also known as Shaolin Monastery, Monk Temple, “Zen Zu Ting temple, the best in all the land” of reputation. Shaolin Temple is a renowned monastic institution recognized as the birthplace of Chan Buddhism and the cradle of Shaolin Kung Fu.

Shaolin Temple is located at the foot of Wuru Peak of the Songshan mountain range in Dengfeng City, Henan Province, China. Shaolin Temple is located in the hinterland of the Central Plains, traffiic developed, around the mountains, peaks, well-proportioned connected, forming a natural barrier of Shaolin Temple. Songshan East Mountain, West Shaoshi mountain, each have thirty-six peaks, the peaks of famous. At the foot of the jungle Shaoshi temple, named Shaolin Temple.

Mount Song occupied a prominent position among Chinese sacred mountains as early as the 1st century BC, when it was proclaimed one of the Five Holy Peaks (五岳; wǔyuè). It is located some 48 km (30 mi) southeast of Luoyang, the former capital of the Northern Wei Dynasty (386–534), and 72 km (45 mi) southwest of Zhengzhou, the modern capital of Henan Province.

The main pillars of Shaolin culture are Chan Buddhism (禅; chán), martial arts (武; wǔ), Buddhist art (艺; yì), and traditional Chinese medicine (医; yī). This cultural heritage, still constituting the daily temple life, is representative of Chinese civilization. A large number of prominent people, eminent monks, Buddhist disciples, and many others, visit the temple, make pilgrimages, and hold cultural exchanges. In addition, owing to the work of official Shaolin overseas cultural centers and foreign disciples, Shaolin culture has spread around the world as a distinctive symbol of Chinese culture and a means of foreign cultural exchange.

Shaolin Temple’s historical architectural complex, standing out for its great aesthetic value and its profound cultural connotations, has been inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Apart from its contribution to the development of Chinese Buddhism, as well as for its historical, cultural, and artistic heritage, the temple is famous for its martial arts tradition. Shaolin monks have been devoted to research, creation, and continuous development and perfecting of Shaolin Kung Fu.

Since the Shaolin Temple temple, experienced a tortuous history of waste number number of xing. In 574 years (three years in Jiande) Wu ban Buddha, temples were destroyed. The elephant years reconstruction, renamed Zhi Hu Si, Zhao Huiyuan, Hong Zun 120 people live there, “Bodhisattva gana”. Sui Hing Buddhism, Firman complex of Shaolin, give Napa Valley Wu Liang Tian Bai Qing, become the northern temple…

Shaolin Temple belongs to the historical and cultural attractions, different seasons can feel a different kind of Shaolin style: the average temperature is about 16 degrees in spring, the spring snow melt deglaciation, rebirth, gurgling brook, mountain flowers are blooming, the flowers spring outing, relax a good place to mood; summer the average temperature is about 24 degrees, it is a good travel season. Fall average temperature…