Day 3

linkPosted by Nadine 2014-02-19 17:06:58

Today we went to Wenshu Monastery, the best-preserved Buddhist temple in Chengdu. It is the home of the Buddhist Association of Sichuan Province and Chengdu City.
"Initially built in the Tang Dynasty (618-907), Wenshu Monastery was once called Xinxiang Temple. In 1681, during the reign of Emperor Kangxi of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), Cidu, an accomplished Buddhist monk, came to the temple. He built a simple hut between two trees and for several years lived an ascetic life there. Legend has it when Cidu was being cremated; the statue of Wensu (Bodhisattva Manjusri in Sanskrit) appeared in the flames, staying for a long time. So people regarded Cidu as the reincarnation of the Bodhisattva Manjusri. Thereafter, Xinxiang Temple became Wenshu Monastery."
It was nice to see it as it is pretty different what we have, they also had some cute turtels there ( I named them Raffaelo, Michelangelo,... ;) )

After that we had a small tour through my dad's workplace, very technical but interesting stuff.
Also a trip to IKEA was on the agenda of today, including a "Hot Dog"- of course ;)

And finally some real sichuan, chinese food- awesome :)

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