Ashoka Temple or Ayuwang Pagoda is a 1700 year-old Asoka Temple, which houses the rare Buddhist relics of Sakyamuni, who is the founder of Buddhism. It is about 20 kilometers away from the city center of Ningbo City. It is named after the Indian Buddha- Ashoka.
The Ashoka Temple was first built under the Sui in ad 601. Over the next 600 years, it was destroyed and rebuilt three times. Its present form dates to the Mongolian Yuan Dynasty, who favored Tibetan Buddhism and rebuilt the tower in a Tibetan style. This temple was heavily damaged by an earthquake during the Qing dynasty and subsequently repaired.
Opening hours: 6:30-16:00
Recommended visiting time: 1 hour
Location: Wuxiang County, Ningbo City, Zhejiang Province, China
Transportation: Take Bus No. 162 and get off at Ayuwang Temple Station.