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Chongshan Temple is an attractive travel site. It was originally built in the early period of the Tang Dynasty (618 -907) and the later period of the Sui Dynasty (581-618),named as Baima Temple early, and then changed into Yanshou Temple. In accordance to the plaque of the causes of the establishment of the temple, Chongshan Temple was built by Jin Emperor, the third son of Emperor Zhuyuanzhang (1328-1398), first emperor of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), for memorizing his mother. From the 16th year of Hongwu period (1383) to the 24th

year of Hongwu Period (1391), on the basis of the original Yanshou Temple, Jin Emperor built Chongshan Temple for his mother. The existing architecture in Chongshan Temple is a group of architecture those main body is Dabei Temple. The area of the existing Chongshan Temple is 80% of its original one. However, the structure of it is precise, dignified and majestic. The existing main architectures of Chongshan Temple are mountain door, bell tower, the eastern and western wing-room and Dabei Temple. Dabei Temple sits on the broad basis, forming a sense of grandeur and solemnity. The hall is equipped with heavy eaves, currently; it is the

most well-preserved wooden architecture of the early Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) in China. The ancient drum pavilions and bell pavilions are standing along both sides of Dabei Temple. In the east of the mountain door, there is a big bell on the bell tower which was built in the 1st year of Zhengde period of the Ming Dynasty (1505). With a weight of 9,999.5 jin, the pattern of the big bell is classic. The bell toll can be heard across the whole city. Here’s some guide information in your travel of Chongshan Temple: Address: No.9 Chongshan Street, Yingze District,Taiyuan City, Shanxi Province. Contact number: 0086-0351-4050281   Admission Fee:CNY10  Opening Hours: 07:30-18:30

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