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Buddha Reincarnation – animal reincarnation and human reincarnation

There are two kinds of reincarnation, “animal reincarnation” and “human reincarnation”in Buddha Reincarnation. In “animal reincarnation”, the player turns the incarnation drum clockwise, where a cycle of the drum equals a turn of scripture recitation. The reincarnation drum is like a barrel, filled with paper scriptures painted with color pattern and six-character truth in Tibetan […]

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Buddha in the Sun – Lamas of Taer Temple

On the morning of April 15 and June 6 according to the lunar calendar each year, Lamas of Taer Temple carry the gigantic embossed Buddha more than 30m long and 20m wide to the Lotus Mountain for display in the sun, when the monks at the foot of the mountain side begin to perform religious […]

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Religious Meetings at Buddhism Rituals

Every year, temples and monasteries of various sects of Tibetan Buddhism hold solemn ritual meeting of different scale and frequency, where Buddha in the Sun, Buddha Reincarnation, accompany dance, ritual king dance and horse-head guardian warrior dance are performed together with other activities. Tibetan Buddhist culture has its own music and upon holding of ritual […]

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Princess Wencheng Temple with Big-Sun Buddha Statue

The historically famous cultural relics of “Big-Sun Buddha Statue and its Temple” are well known as “Princess Wencheng Temple”, belonging to Zhigong Gaju Sect, Tibetan Buddhism. It was said that when Princess Wencheng entered Tibet, she rested here for a month and ordered her attendants to carve nine Buddha figures in the cliff. Upon the […]

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North Temple – Ancient Temple of China Han State

North Temple is located on the middle side of Xining Mountain North, and built in the period of Han and Wei States, it is “No. 1 Ancient Temple of Huangzhong”. The temple was built along the natural fracture of red sand rock on the middle side of the mountain, nine caves and eighteen grottos were […]

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South Temple – ancient temple of Tibetan Buddhism

South Temple is an ancient temple of Ningma Sect, Tibetan Buddhism. With serene environment and sublime position, it was built on a separate peak with a height over 500m. Three sides of the peak are nearly vertical down and up with red sand rock cliffs. In South Temple, some of the buildings are located on […]

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Qutan Temple – palace building of Ming Dynasty

Qutan Temple is a typical palace-style building of early Ming Dynasty, more than five hundred years away. The temple is located in a castle of almost rectangular shape running from the west to the east with an overall layout arranged in front, middle and rear yards on a central axis. The temple is running high […]

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Panchen Former Home – Holy Child of Panchen IX

Panchen X Eerdeni Quejijianzuan was born in 1938 and his former home is located in Xunhua Town. At the age of three, Zhashilunbu Temple selected him as Holy Child of Panchen IX, and upon approval in 1949, he was selected as Panchen X. On August 10 of the same year, the great ceremony was held […]

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Dongguan Grand Mosque – largest ancient building in Xining China

Dongguan Grand Mosque is the largest and complete ancient building kept in Xining City, which is one of the four major Mosques in the Northwest region of China. In the temple is a great hall capable of holding 3000 prayers and as an ancient palace-style building, the roof is decorated with shining Tibetan-style gilding treasury […]

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Jiezi Mosque – Islamic Temple

The Islamic Mosque is the most outstanding building in the place where Hui and Salar nationalities live. The Mosque is located in Xunhua Autonomous County, the only county solely dominated by Salar nationality of the country, and as the ancestral temple of Salar nationality, it kept one of the three extant Koran Scripts preciously left […]

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