Hualin Temple

Hualin Temple, Fuzhou

Hualin Temple
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Sep 2017 • Friends
Facing southward, Hualin Temple is located at the southern foot of Pingshan Mountain in Fuzhou, Fujian, China, at the northern end of Guping Road and to the east of the Fujian Provincial People's Government. It was initially constructed in the 2nd year of the Qiande Period of the Northern Song Dynasty (964 A.D.) and the mayor of Fuzhou then presided over its construction in the hope of security at national borders. Its initial name is Yueshan Jixiang Temple. In the 9th year of the Zhengtong Period of Ming Dynasty (1444), an imperial stele inscribed with "Hualin Temple" was awarded and its name was thus changed into Hualin Temple which has been preserved until today. There used to be lush vegetations and a tranquil environment around the temple and many literators and celebrities were visitors here.
What I am most deeply impressed by Hualin Temple is its ticket instead of its buildings. The ticket is a small thin slip of paper printed with the profile of the grand hall of Hualin Temple and traditional Chinese characters. Its price is as low as two Yuan, the only one of its kind among all the ancient buildings or simulative ancient buildings whose ticket is free or charged at a high cost I have visited in the last couple of years.
Written September 29, 2017
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