Famen Temple is located in Famen town, Fufeng County, 120 kilometers west of Xi'an, Shaanxi province, China. It was widely regarded as the "ancestor of pagoda temples in Guanzhong area".
Famen Temple Museum 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. Famen Temple is also renowned for the finger bone relic of the Sakyamuni Buddha preserved in the underground palace.
It was established in the East Han Dynasty (25--220) with the purpose to carry forward Buddhism. Famen Temple is the most famous Buddhist temple and the biggest Buddhist pagoda in the world. The most featured 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 blended the essence of architecture of both China and the foreign countries: a glass curtain is the product of modern technique while the Mani-gem and Lotus Terrace represents the spirit of traditional Buddhist building.
The Underground Palace was discovered unexpectedly in 1987 during the reconstruction and it has become the biggest Buddhist underground palace so far discovered all over the world.