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Yuanjin Chanyuan Temple - Zhu Jia Jiao Ancient Town
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Most of the historical buildings now standing in Zhujiajiao Ancient Town near Shanghai, China, were completed in the early 1900s, with some dating back to Ming and Qing dynasties. These buildings in this historic watertown can be divided into four major groups: religious buildings including temples, cathedrals and churches; civilian residences,commercial buildings and public buildings.
Yuanjin Chanyuan - also called Niannian Miao -, a Buddhist Temple at the cross between Caogang River and Pearl Stream, was constructed in 1341. It holds a statue of the Holy Mother of Chenzhou, therefore, it is also named the Empress' Temple. The temple is renowned for its Buddha statues, paintings and handwriting by famous chinese writers.
July 16th, 2011
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