Bao Ern Temple, Pingwu, Sichuan

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Bao Ern Temple
Bao Ern Temple (16 October, 2005)





Bao Ern Temple is a huge temple in Pingwu is a town on the route between Mianyang and Jiuzhaigou. The layout of temple is like the Forbidden City of Beijing. Though on a smaller scale then the Forbidden City, it is nevertheless a huge temple.

Among the historical treasures within Bao Ern Temple is a Kuan Yin image with many hands that was carved from a single block of wood.


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Large square on the outer court of Bao Ern Temple (16 October, 2005)



Bao Ern Temple
Outer Gate, Bao Ern Temple (16 October, 2005)



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Guardian effigy at the Outer Gate of Bao Ern Temple (16 October, 2005)



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Bridge connecting the Outer Gate with the Middle Gate of Bao Ern Temple (16 October, 2005)



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Temple roof architecture, Bao Ern Temple complex (16 October, 2005)



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Inner Courtyard, Bao Ern Temple (16 October, 2005)



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A menacing door guardian effigy to the Inner Courtyard, Bao Ern Temple (16 October, 2005)



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Another menacing door guardian effigy to the Inner Courtyard, Bao Ern Temple (16 October, 2005)



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Yet another door guardian effigy to the Inner Courtyard, Bao Ern Temple (16 October, 2005)






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The Thousand Hand Kuan Yin Statue, which was carved from a single piece of wood, Bao Ern Temple (16 October, 2005)



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The Buddha statue at the Mahavira Hall, Bao Ern Temple (16 October, 2005)



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Pennants hung in front of the Buddha statue at Bao Ern Temple (16 October, 2005)



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The roof architecture at Bao Ern Temple (16 October, 2005)



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Statue of a Buddha with disciples, Bao Ern Temple (16 October, 2005)



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Statues of Buddhist saints, Bao Ern Temple (16 October, 2005)



Bao Ern Temple
An ancient wooden pagoda kept indoors at Bao Ern Temple. It is called the Huanyan Hall, and is used to keep the Buddhist scripture. Believers may spin this scripture as a form of "reading" the scripture. (16 October, 2005)




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