Bao Ern Temple, Pingwu, Sichuan



Bao Ern TempleBao 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.

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Bao Ern TempleAn 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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