Lingyin Temple, also known as "Temple of the Soul's Retreat," is one of the largest temples in China. The original temple founded in 326 AD has been rebuilt at least sixteen times with the current buildings standing as modern restorations of late Qing Dynasty buildings. The hillside to the south of the temple is also famous as a site of old grottos and religious rock carvings.
This image was taken by John P. Schooley, FAIA, during the 1982 People-to-People Architecture Delegation to the People's Republic_access of China. The People-to-People Citizen Ambassador Program sponsored the delegation lead by Professor David Glasser of the Department of Architecture, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. This delegation allowed architects and planners from the United States to visit landmarks as well as communities at various scales, and to meet professionals involved in their planning and continued development.
Six Dynasties - Qin Wei... (265 CE - 581 CE) Qing Dynasty (1644 CE - 1912 CE)