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Arhat Temple Chongqing


Profile of Arhat Temple
As a landmark of Chongqing Municipality, the Arhat Temple is a famous ancient Buddhist temple.

Location
It stands in the busy downtown area of Chongqing and just 10 minutes¡¯ walk from the Liberation Monument.

Why got its this name
The Arhat Temple earns this name due to the 500 arhat Hall constructed inside.

History of Arhat Temple
Boasting a history of approximately 1,000 years, the temple was originally established during the Song Dynasty. Initially called ¡°Zhiping Temple¡±, it underwent restoration in 1752.
During the reign of Emperor Guangxu in the Qing Dynasty, 500 Arhat Hall was added to the temple.
Then Arhat Temple was renovated again in 1945.

Architecture
The temple is mainly composed of the Stele Kiosk of the Ming Dynasty, the Four Guardians of the World as well as inscriptions on the ancient Buddhist cliff during the Northern Song Dynasty. The most attractive feature in the temple is a long corridor of the rock carvings in the Song Dynasty. In addition, you can still appreciate the grand Sakyamuni Hall and Meditation Room.

Present condition
More recently, the construction work of the Depository of Buddhist Texts and the Meditation Room has been completed, and the carving and molding are underway.

Transportation
Tourists can get there by bus No. 103, 104, 105, 111, 112, 122 or 105.

Admission fee
The admission fee for this attraction is RMB 5.

Note
It¡¯s open to the public from 8:00 to 18:00 and you should arrange your visiting time according to this.




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