Baoning temple, located in Wujing village, Huangfengqiao Town, is one of the famous Buddhist holy places in Hunan and Jiangxi provinces. The temple was built in the 10th year of Tang Tianbao (751 AD). Its founder was Kuang Changsha, a Zen master from you county. On April 17, 1985, the people's Government of you County announced Baoning temple as a key cultural relics protection unit, and began to carry out the restoration work of the temple. In the spring of 1994, a grand Kaiguang ceremony was held. Baoning temple is located in a beautiful environment, beautiful mountains and rivers, overlapping peaks, convenient transportation. There is an ancient camphor in the back of the temple. It is a key protected plant of the state. It is the king of the province. It is tall and straight, with luxuriant branches and leaves. It has great ornamental and scientific research value.
Baoning temple is located in Jiubujiang scenic spot and Jiuxian lake, a national water conservancy scenic spot. It is located in Wujing village, Huangfengqiao town. Baoning temple was founded in 751 A.D. in the 10th year of Tang Tianbao. It is one of the earliest Buddhist temples in Hunan. The founder is Kuang Changsha, a native of you County, who called master Huineng the sixth patriarch as his master. Baoning temple is the ancestral court of the Southern Buddhist sect caodong. Since the Southern Song Dynasty, Linji and caodong have been popular in Japan. In 1983, when Cao Dongzong of Japan came to China to visit his ancestors, he listed Kuang changcha in the list of grandfathers and came to Baoning temple. Because Baoning temple was still in the midst of thorns at that time, the world didn't know that Baoning temple had also produced eminent monks and great virtues that the Japanese people remembered, so the Japanese delegation had to return in vain.
From the Tang and Five Dynasties to the song and Yuan Dynasties, Baoning temple has been very popular, becoming the communication center of Hunan famous temples, Nanyue Buddhism and Jiangxi. Kuang Changsha, FASI Shishi and Zen master fasunyong are all eminent monks. Their quotations and deeds are recorded in the Buddhist classics such as the five lamp Huiyuan, the biographical records of Jingde and the moon.
The existing temples in Baoning temple were restored in the second year of the reign of Emperor Guangxu of the Qing Dynasty. There were three entrances before and after the restoration. There were 24 temples, halls, buildings, pavilions and platforms. There are also "three wonders" and "three wonders" in Baoning temple. Three wonders: one is Putong pagoda, the other is zushi pagoda, the third is Baoning Temple annals and Wang Fuzhi's Baoning Temple annals. Three wonders: one is the thousand year old camphor, the second is the green Guanyin taro, and the third is the thousand year old well.
In view of the reputation and status of Baoning temple in the history of Chinese Buddhism, Wu Limin, the Great Buddha, the director of the Institute of Chinese Buddhist culture and the leader of Buddhist circles, inscribed "Baoning temple and the broad and long mustache tomb are national treasures" for Baoning temple. Among the famous temples in China, Shaolin Temple is the only one in the north to compile chronicles. It is rare for temples to compile chronicles, and Wang Fuzhi's writing of chronicles for Baoning temple is an unprecedented move. Therefore, the saying of "Shaolin in the north and Baoning in the South" is very popular in Chinese Buddhist circles. It is no wonder that Wu Limin, the leader of the generation, used the word "enough to be a national treasure" to evaluate Baoning temple, which is just right.
Baoning temple is rich in cultural landscape, with many tombs and steles, which was once known as Baoning 18 scenes. Among them, Putong pagoda, Changsha tomb and its pagoda groups, Baoning Temple records and Wang Fuzhi's narration are the three unique works of Baoning. Rare plants also include Ganoderma lucidum, Guanyin taro, etc.
Baoning temple is located in the southeast of Jiubujiang Town, you County, Zhuzhou City
Jiubujiang scenic area has convenient transportation, 106 National Highway and Licha railway. There are several luxury direct buses from Guangzhou, Changsha, Zhuzhou, Xiangtan, Hengyang and Pingxiang to the scenic spot every day, and the minibus from the county seat to the scenic spot also runs every 10 minutes.
Self driving line
From Changsha and Xiangtan to Liling via 320, Litan or Hukun expressway, and then to national highway 106, the whole journey is only about 3 hours; from Zhuting to Wangling of Youxian County, it is only about 2 hours' drive.
In order to pay homage to the medical workers fighting in the front line during the epidemic period, the park will be open to medical workers all over the country free of charge from the resumption to the end of 2020.
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