Why is the Famen Temple special?
Famen Temple was established in the Eastern Han Dynasty (25--220) with the purpose to carry forward Buddhism. There are the most famous Buddhist temple and the biggest Buddhist pagoda in the world inside this scenic spot. The temple is renowned for storing the veritable finger bone relic of the Sakyamuni Buddha as well.
Famen Temple Highlights
The most representative structures in the Famen Temple Scenic Spot are: Dagoba, Famen Temple Pagoda and Famen Temple Museum.
The Dagoba have both carried forward the Buddhist culture and combined the essence of architecture of both China and the foreign countries: the glass curtain is the product of modern technique; while the Mani-gem and Lotus Terrace represent the style and spirit of traditional Buddhist building.
The zen gesture of the Dagoba is meaningful, which can not only present the Buddhist culture, but also symbolize the peace and harmony of the world. The finger bone relic of Sakyamuni and thousands of precious treasures which were offered to Buddhist in ancient time were preserved well.
The Famen Temple Pagoda
An Underground Palace was discovered unexpectedly in 1987 during the reconstruction and it has become the biggest Buddhist underground palace so far discovered.
Famen Temple Museum
It is a typical Buddhist Art Museum which focuses on the collection, protection, display and study of the precious treasure excavated from the Underground Palace of the Famen Temple, including gold and silverware, colored glaze ware, porcelain and silks.