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Shaolin Temple Yunnan
Yunnan, considered by many to be the most beautiful province in China, is home to sights such as the Hani Rice Terraces, the Wooden City and Snow Mountain in Lijiang, and the Shilin Stone Forest (a UNESCO World Heritage Site called the 1st wonder of the world). Other places of interest include the Luoping Flowers, Red River Area, Pu’er Tea Terraces, and Xi’Banna Jungle.
Students in training are encouraged to explore these local wonders during their free time; such interactions can only enrich their stay at the Temple and in China as a whole.
Kunming is central to Yunnan Province which makes it an ideal location for visiting the exquisite local attractions.
Kunming is known as the City of Eternal Spring. The weather is excellent all year long. When you’re not training, you can venture out into the city or you can spend your time inside the Temple grounds.
Located at the edge of Lake Dian, Kunming city enjoys wonderful weather all year round. The city is surrounded by other local temples, limestone landscapes, mountains, and lakes.
The Shaolin Temple complex consists of four Temples: Mioazhan, Fa’ding, Tuzhu, and Guanyin. Fa’ding's, the oldest temple, original construction completed during the Guanxu Period of the Qing Dynasty (756 A.D.), followed by Tuzhu (937A.D.), and Miaozhan (1290A.D.).
Many areas of the Temple complex are dedicated to deities. The Side Hall and Wing Rooms serve as Buddhist and Taoist shrines to the Goddess of Mercy, God of Fortune, and General Yue Fei from the Song Dynasty. Tuzhu Temple is the shrine to the deity Mahakaya (Da Hei Tian Shen). Jingang Pagoda, in the main square, was built in 1447A.D. to vanquish the local devil Luo Si Guai, and is the oldest of its kind in China.