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Shaolin Temples in Henan, China

 
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Distance from city center: 685.4mi
erato's pictureby erato History & Culture travel tip
added on the 18th of January, 2010
Shaolin means 'young forest' and the temple city was found in around 500 AD. These are the most well known Buddhist churches in the world, mainly because of the Kung-fu movies of Bruce Lee, David Carradine and many others. Most of the buildings were destroyed in a fire in 1928 and then rebuilt.

There are some original murals inside the temples, but most of them are from the later ages, they are still, very beautiful. Some scenes show fighting with Kung-fu moves.

There are steles in the yard, these are used for special events, one of them is for the celebration of the visits of US Kung-fu masters.

Up on the hill, next to the temples there is a forest, the Pagoda Forest with the stone memorials of the monks of the temples beginning with the 9th century. Students make here their daily practice, it's very great.

There are many other things here, including souvenir shops, but the atmosphere and the tranquility of the place and the men here is what really enchants you.

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