Moni Palace

Moni Palace, Zhengding County

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AJ @ CK
Beijing, China106 contributions
Amazing Ming frescos
Oct 2019
This hall is located inside Longxing Temple, somewhat confusingly called Big Buddha Temple (大佛寺) by locals (and on some maps and the bus stop), but in fact its official name is Longxing Temple (隆兴寺). The hall is full of stunning, beautifully preserved Ming Dynasty frescos. Go early so the light in the hall is bright and you can view them easily, we couldn't see many of them well as we went at 4pm and the hall was very dark inside already.

A beautiful and very large temple, set in lovely grounds, you should allow at least an hour for your visit. The huge copper Guanyin after which the temple is named is extremely impressive. Unlike the other temples in Zhengding which are lit up and stay open until 11pm, this one closes at 5.30. It's 50RMB to get in.

It’s very easy to get to, being only a 20-minute cab ride from the centre, or take bus 177 from the medical university bus stop (河北医大) north of the stadium on Zhongshan Road to Zhengding Nanmen (正定南门; if using a transport card you’ll be asked to pay a second time when leaving the previous payment zone). Then walk into the walled town to see a map with specific directions to the temple (and all the others in Zhengding).
Written 29 October 2019
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liucy752
Taipei, Taiwan797 contributions
A marvelous and valuable historical and cultural relic
May 2017 • Solo
Located in the Longxing Temple, Moni Palace is the world's only structure with its “Song Dynasty architecture".

Other than its architecture, the frescos and the colorful wooden carving of Guanyin sitting in a grotto inside the hall are also of high value. It is ranked as "the most beautiful Guanyin Buddha" in China.

A marvelous and valuable historical and cultural relic.
Written 9 June 2017
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