There was an art exhibition from the Chinese National Academy of Painting’s sculpture department and an inaugural ceremony for the Chinese Sculpture Museum held jointly at the Heyang Art Gallery and the North Wall of the city of Datong, Shanxi province, on Jan 12.
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According to Datong County Annals, “the temple was built in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), but was later ruined long and only its brick tower remained.” The tower is the center of the temple. Other buildings include a Bell Tower, a Scripture Hall, a Giant Buddha Pavilion and two Side Halls.
The Hanging Temple, located about 60 km southwest of Datong, China in Shanxi province, is one of the world’s forgotten wonders. Clinging to a crag of Hengshan mountain, in apparent defiance of gravity, it consists of 40 rooms linked by a dizzying maze of passageways.
Shanxi possesses 260 billion metric tons of known coal deposits, about a third of China's total. As a result, Shanxi is a leading producer of coal in China and has more coal companies than any other province, with an annual production exceeding 300 million metric tonnes.
The Han tombs were mainly made of brick and stone. They were placed deep in the earth so that they would not become rotten and thus be destroyed. That's why we find so many tombs of the Han Dynasty today. To date, more than 40 Han mausoleums have been unearthed, of which the Tomb of Liu Sheng in Mancheng, Hebei Province, the Tomb of the Southern Yue King in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, and ...
Heng Shan in Shanxi Province is sometimes known as the Northern Heng Shan, and the one in Hunan Province as Southern Heng Shan. Both mountains have the same pronunciation in Chinese, and the Southern Heng Shan is also one of the Five Sacred Mountains.
Among the existing famous Nine Dragon Screen walls in China, the Datong Nine Dragon Screen is by far the oldest, biggest and most artistic one. Dating back to Ming Dynasty, this 600-year-old screen is a masterful example of Chinese fire-glazed tile with a length of 45.5 meters long, a height of 8 meters and a width of 2.09 meters.
The Battle of Pingxingguan, commonly called the Great Victory of Pingxingguan in Mainland China, was an engagement fought on September 25, 1937, at the beginning of the Second Sino-Japanese War, between the Eighth Route Army of the Communist Party of China and the Imperial Japanese Army.
In the time of mid-Ming, the temple was divided into two: the Upper Huayan and Lower Huayan. The two parts were merged into one in 1963, and occupies an area of more than 16,600 sq m. What makes the temple well-known are the Buddhist scripture and painted Buddhist sculptures kept in the lower temple.