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Tourist Attractions

Xiangguo Buddhist Monastery

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 First built in 555, this magnificent Buddhist Monastery has a well-arranged layout. It was here that Lu Zhishen, the imprudent monk from Heroes of the Marshes, a Chinese classic, pulled out a willow tree. The Octagonal Glazed Hall houses 500 lifelike Arhat statues and a golden statue of valokiteshvara, Goddess of Mercy, with thousand hands and eyes. Legend has it that the statue was engraved out of a ginkgo tree in Qing Dynasty.

 

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