White Horse Temple, the oldest Buddhist temple in China, unveiled an Indian Style Buddhist Temple on May 29 in the ancient Luoyang City in Henan Province of Central China, which has become an appealing scenic spot that attracts hundreds of visitors each day.
Initiated from an agreement during Premier WenJiabao's visit to Indian in 2005, the Indian Style Buddhist Temple was funded by Indian Government and co-constructed by Chinese and Indian engineers. With 5 years of bilateral hard work, the construction was perfectly completed. The visiting Indian President Pratibha Patil, accompanied by Chinese government leaders and the temple's abbot, presented the inauguration ceremony and lectured greatly of the long friendship of the two countries.
Covering an area of 6,000 square kilometers, the Indian temple locates in the west part of the White Horse Temple, comprising of a huge main hall, a well-appointed corridor, a Buddhism exhibition center and a self-cultivating place. Here visitors will not only appreciate the exotic and delicate Indian architectures and carvings but also could gain a glimpse to the long history and thoughtful insights of the Buddhism. The scenic shape and the unique Indian carvings are absolutely photogenic to visitors. Take a short stop into the temple will surely grant you an impeccable palace to gain inner peace from the hustle temporal life.
Customizing a China Culture Tour to learn something about the ancient Buddhism and gawk at the gorgeous Buddha statues and delicate-curved religious architectures, which will show you another side of China.