|The Zhaojue Temple |
Named by the Emporer Xuanzong of Tang Dynasty, the Zhaoju Temple is located in the Qinglong village in the north suburb of Chengdu. Enjoying the fame as the “No.1 Buddhist Shrine in west Sichuan”， it is one of the key Buddhist Temples in China and an important place for Buddhist activities. The main construction consists of the main shrine hall, Praying hall, the Front gate, Bell tower, Yuantong Hall, Bajiao Pavilion , Tianwang Hall, Xianju hall, Yuanjue Hall, Yushu Hall, Kwan-Yin tower, and scripture hall etc. The temple has cultivated Many Buddhist dignitaries and there is the tomb of Yuanwu, a distinguished Buddist monk. His works such as the “Biyan Lu”, “Yuanwuxinyao” are listed in the Buddhist classics in Japan and the “Cha Chan Yi Wei”, which was introduced into Japan 300 years ago, has been cherished by the people interested in tea ceremony in Japan A large number of Buddhists in Southeast Asian and Japan regard the Zhaojue Temple as the mother temple of Buddhism.