Longwu Temple is Part of Tibetan Buddhism

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Longwu Temple was constructed about 1301 BC and its history goes back to 699 years. It belongs to the Sakya group of Tibetan Buddhism. The temple is starting to be learned by tourists and presently, only a limited number of visitors come for exploring purposes. The Tibetan-style monastery is supported by mountain scenery. Buildings are well organized, and splendidly decorated. This temple is also widely known as the Lower Wutun Monastery and the Rongwo monas tery. The monastery is such named after the river of Rongwo on which it is situated upon.
The huge monastery is located in the Longwu town at the south western end and has thousand of monk cells and numerous dozen halls. The imposing hall has an amount of remarkable statues of Sakyamuni and others counting an 11 meter golden statue of the creator, Tsongkapa (Zongkaba) on a position which is of 26 meters in boundary. Gilded and ornamented with diamonds, the statue is very respect inspiring and beautiful to look at.
Astronomical Institute, Mizong Institute and more…..
The temple is also the place of birth of Anduo. Longwu Temple surfaces towards the east. It has impressive architecture scale, splendid model, and lavish decoration. In the monastery, there are objects of fine arts and cherished cultural vestiges, a tablet granted by Xuande who was king of Ming Dynasty which says it is the” national master of wide practice and brilliant realization”. The measure of the temple continues to enlarge. At its finest, it consists of an area of around 100 hectares. Currently in the temple, there are Astronomical Institute, Mizong Institute, Xianzong Institute, Lingta Hall, Tiannv Hall, Kwan-yin Hall, Quwa Hall, Wenshu Hall, Dajing Hall and the Matou Hall.
The chief hall of the Longwu temple is in the middle of the temple lands. It has a range of 1,700 square meters.  Within the hall there are 18 big columns and 146 small columns providing support to the building. The Buddha statues exhibited are stirring for their carving talent. The Longwu temple was first built as a three temple site.
Syndicates the Tibetan and Han culture
The building of the monastery syndicates the Tibetan and Han flairs harmoniously. It has overturned attics and bent arch. It is grand and magnificent. In the temple, there are several statues of frescos, Buddha, bar bolas in delicate designs. The sutra recital hall and Buddhist hall are attractive and fervent. The roof is sheltered by green tiles. There is gilded tall jar on the central beam. Around 10 statues of Buddha are preserved, such as Master Zongkaba, Sakyamuni and others. There are 18 temples further down the dominion of Longwu Temple, Guomeri Temple, Nianduhu Temple, and Wutun Temple; and so on the chief Buddhist ceremonies are prayer meeting from January 13 to January 18 in accordance to the lunar calendar, Nidan prayer conference in March, Jiangfan fiesta in September and Wugong festival in October, and etc. In the year 1996, Longwu Temple was registered as main cultural site in state protection. It charms many tourists, specialists, and academics with its extensive history and plentiful cultural relics.


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