Zhongdian Guihua Temple
The Zhongdian Guihua Temple
is in the Foping Mountains north of Zhongdian
county. It was built in the Ming Dynasty as one
of the 13 big Lamaist Temples in the Kangzang
region. The "Kangzang region" refers
to the joint ports of Tibet, Sichuan and Yunnan
inhabited only by Zang people. During its time
of greatest prosperity, there were more than 3,000
monks in the temple. The present monasteries were
rebuilt on the original location using the similar
pattern and imposing manner of the former ones.
It is composed of well - arranged flat-roof houses
row upon row from the foot to the top of the mountains,
like a neatly set-up mountain castle.
Zhongdian Travel Attractions