Tiantong Temple is a Buddhist temple located on the ascending slope at the foot of the Taibai Mountain in the Yinzhou District, Ningbo City. It is 25 kilometers east of the city proper. Tiantong Temple covers a total area of 76,400 square meters (822,000 sq ft), with more than 38,800 square meters (418,000 sq ft) of the floor space. Tiantong Temple is listed as one of the "Five Chan Buddhism Temples" and the "Buddha's Holy Land in Southeast China".
The ancient Tiantong Temple is famous for its Buddhist significance as well as its picturesque surroundings. It is cuddled by the soaring Taibai Mountain; where the neighborhood of luxuriant pines along with bamboos. This temple is actually a huge complex, with dozens of ochre-colored plaster as well as red-painted wood buildings marching up the mountainside.
Main structures contain the Imperial Library Tower, the Bell Tower, the Hall of Arhats, the Hall of Early Enlightenment, the Hall of Buddhist Rites, the Grand Hall, along with the Hall of the Four Guardian Gods. A stringy roofed veranda links to all these components and therefore shelters the tourists from the scorching sun and annoying rains.
Opening hours: 6:30-16:00
Recommended visiting time: 1 hour
Location: Tiantong Country, Yinzhou District, Ningbo City, Zhejiang Province, China
Transportation: Take Bus No. 162 and get off at Tiantong Station.