Nanyue Hengshan Mount distinguishes itself for its delicate features among China five sacred mountains with history of more than two thousand years, it boasts magnificent and fantastic views, the mountain peaks give rise to the winding clouds. Dashang temple seats by the Hengshan Mountain live more than 1400 years, established by a famous Buddhist master who came from Dasu Mountain in Henan province and managed by his disciple.
Although Nanyue has long history, 1400 years ago it was isolated, little inhabited and full of wild animals, it became holy Buddhism site since a great Buddhism master Huisi came and promoted Buddhism, she is regarded as the first person to promote Nanyue as a Buddhism land.
A legendary story about Huisi
Huisi came to Nanyue and while he played chess with Nanyue mountain god, he asked him to dedicate piece of land as big as his Buddhist clothes for his living quarter, so he threw his clothes as a claim for land, the clothes began to fly like cloud to cover all the peaks of the mountain, the mountain god was very surprised and said you took all the peaks even the front mountain, I have no walkway left, where should I live? Huisi took a finger touch at the chess stone table and it began to roll down to the bottom of the mountain, at the location where the stone stopped Nanyue temple built and became a Buddhism base attracting a lot of pilgrimage ever since.
Huisi (513-577) dedicated to Buddhism and achieved highest scores, he is also an author of many Buddhism works, people believe that after his incarnation, he became a prince of Japanese, nowadays many Japanese come to Nanyue for pilgrimage visits.
Huisi has many disciples, Mr. Wisdom and Mr. Great goodness are the two outstanding figures, and Mr. Wisdom promote Buddhism in Tiantai mountain Zhejiang province and became founding master. Mr. Great goodness promote Buddhism in Nanyue and achieved highest scores in Buddhism, influenced a lot of people even animal hunters and some trapped animals get free because of him.
Dashang temple has long and bright history, it witnesses some downs and ups, in Yuan dynasty it was worn out and in Ming dynasty it was burned by warring fire. In Qing dynasty it began to flourish.
Dashang temple is well equipped and facilitated, it is showcase in China Buddhism community, and it is well organized and managed, everyday they keep coded strictly with their Buddhism service.
Day 01 arrive in Changsha (Hunan provincial capital city) and transfer to Nanyue Hengshan Dashang Temple. stay overnight in Temple
Day02 stay in Dashang temple stay overnight in Temple
Day03 sightseeing in Hengshan stay overnight in Temple
Day04 transport to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, stay in Pipaxi hotel
Day05 stay in hotel,
Day06 in the morning stay in hotel, in the afternoon do sightseeing in scenic attractions, stay in Pipaxi hotel
Day07 in the morning stay in hotel, in the afternoon do sightseeing in scenic attractions, stay in Pipaxi hotel
Day08 in the morning stay in hotel, in the afternoon do sightseeing in scenic attractions, stay in Pipaxi hotel
Dat09 in the morning stay in hotel, in the afternoon leave Zhangjiajie and go to other city.
Buddha hall 1 Buddha hall 2
Buddha hall 3 Buddha hall4
stone water ware a corner corridor
meditation room a gate of town Buddha hall 5
guest house walkway to guest house Buddhism scripture chamber
temple regulation temple staff temple time table
bathe room comfortable bed
towers in bathe room TV in guest room
airconditioner in guest house chairs in guest room bathe room
private bath room bell boiled water
dinner room canteen
air conditioner in dinner room bowls gate of dinner room
gate of meditation chamber meditation chambers