Nestled in the serene suburbs of Xian, The Green Dragon temple is a famed Buddhist temple build in the Tang Dynasty. The Green Dragon temple was established in 528AD under the name Linggan Temple, and changed its name to Green Dragon (Qinglong) Temple in 711AD. The Green Dragon temple was famously known as a favored destination for Chinese and Japanese monks to learn and practice Buddhism. The sacred Green Dragon temple is considered to the ancestor temple of the Tantra sect of Japanese Buddhism, as it was famous in the early 9th century when large quantities of Japanese monks were sent to China to study Buddhism. The Green Dragon temple was destroyed in the Song Dynasty, and was reconstructed in the 20th century.
Citadines Xingqing Palace Xi’an offers the perfect accommodation within the vicinity of the Green Dragon Temple while providing all comforts of a modern service apartment. Xian, one of the oldest cities in China offers over 3000 years of cultural history and ancient Chinese heritage making it the perfect holiday location for tourists looking to explore and experience the vibrant Chinese culture and traditions.
The Green Dragon temple is set amidst breathtakingly beautiful cherry blossom trees during the months of March and April, which offers the perfect touch of beauty to the calm and relaxing temple grounds. The temple’s culturally rich architecture and ancient designs dating back to the Tang Dynasty exude an ambience of peace and comfort enriched by the temple’s serene surroundings. The temple is very popular among tourists looking to experience and explore ancient buildings, architecture and local Buddhism culture in Xian prevalent during the Tang Dynasty.
The Green Dragon temple’s serenity and atmosphere of calm & relaxation make it the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. Thus, a visit to the Green Dragon temple is one that should not be missed by anyone searching for a secluded hideaway.
Jayani Senanayake is a writer who dabbles in travel and all things exotic. Under the pseudonym of Caliope Sage, she writes of the allures that must simply be discovered.Google+