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Fortune Celebration Temple (Fu Qing Si) on Mount Cangyan (Hebei, China)
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
N 37° 49.764 E 114° 08.210
50S E 248014 N 4190750
Quick Description: The Fortune Celebration Temple (In Chinese: Fu Qing Si) is the most famous Buddhistic religious building complex on Mount Cangyan (Hebei province, China).
Location: China
Date Posted: 5/4/2009 2:35:29 PM
Waymark Code: WM6ATW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
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Long Description:

The Buddhistic Fortune Celebration Temple (In Chinese: Fu Qing Si) is the most famous building complex on Mount Cangyan. It was first erected during the Sui Dynasty (581-618 AD), and is said to have been the place where Princess Nan Yang, the daughter of the Sui Emperor Yang, practiced Buddhism. The temple was later rebuilt in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911 AD).

The various structures of the Fortune Celebration Temple (the Tablets House, the Hall of the Heavenly Kings, the Hall of the Giant Buddha, the Bridge-Tower Hall, the Buddhist Canon Depository) are well integrated into the mountain topography. The central landmark of the complex is the Bridge-Tower Hall (Qiáo Lóu Hall). As the name suggests, it is supported by a stone arch bridge spanning a narrow gorge. The bridge has a span of 15 meters and stands 52 meters above ground, it is constructed from 365 stone blocks. Under the bridge a stone staircase with more than 360 steps leads up to the summit.

Cangyan Shan was used as setting for filming some scenes in the movie "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon", which according to the movie's story take place on Mount Wudang.

Mount Cangyan (Chinese: Cangyán Shan, literally: Green Cliff Mountain) is a scenic area in Jingxing County, Hebei Province, China, famous for its combination of natural mountain scenery with historical man-made structures. It is located approximately 50 kilometers southwest of the provincial capital Shijiazhuang and close to the border with Shanxi Province.

Mount Cangyan forms the eastern tip of the Taihang Mountain Range (Chinese: Tài Háng Shan), its tallest peak has an altitude of 1 000 meters. The scenic area covers 63 square kilometers (180 square kilometers according to other counts). The vegetation of the area is a forest of cypress and Tartar Wingceltis (Pteroceltis tartarianovii) trees.

Open to visitors?: Yes

Photography Permitted Inside?: Yes

Statue of the Buddha present?: Yes

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