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Numbers in parentheses indicate the order of my visits to the 142 Key Temples. "X" indicates that this was an "extra," something not on the list.

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Putuoshan, Zhejiang

Trip 1: Zhejiang 1 (Hangzhou, Putuoshan, Ningbo) and Shanghai (August 17-26, 2009)



Terracotta Warriors, Xi'an

Trip 2: Xi'an 1 (Near the city walls) (August 29-September 2, 2009)



At the Home of Confucius, Qufu, Shandong

Trip 3: Ji'nan (April 3-5, 2010)
  • Confucius' Home (X), Qufu, Shandong (April 4, 2010) and
    Chongde Temple (X), Ji'ning, Shandong (April 3, 2010)
  • Xingguo Chan Temple (18), Ji'nan, Shandong (April 5, 2010)



Leshan, Sichuan

Trip 4: Chengdu (May 14-17, 2010)



Langya Temple, Chuzhou, Anhui

Trip 5: Eastern Anhui and Jiangsu (July 20-30, 2010)



Huayan Temple, Xi'an, Shaanxi

Trip 6: Xi'an 2 (Outlying Areas) and Ningxia (October 13-20, 2010)



Five Immortals Temple, Guangzhou

Trip 7: Guangzhou (November 19 and December 21, 2010; March 12, 2011)
  • Liurong Temple (44), Guangzhou, Guangdong (November 11, 2010)*
  • Guangxiao Temple (X), Guangzhou, Guangdong (November 11, 2010)*
  • Hualin Temple (X), Guangzhou, Guangdong (December 21, 2010)**
  • Haizhuang Temple (X), Guangzhou, Guangdong (December 21, 2010)
  • Dafo Temple (X), Guangzhou, Guangdong (March 12, 2011)
  • (Note: The above constitute the modern version of the "Five Great Temples of Guangzhou." Dafo Temple replaces Changshou Temple, an original member of the list destroyedin 1905 to make way for the Hualin Jade Market which now occupies the area north and east of Hualin Temple. The name "Changshou Street" is all that remains.
  • Old Guangzhou (X), a walk of five to eight kilometers that includes: Liurong Temple, Guangxiao Temple, the Yaozhou Relic Site, Dafo Temple, the Qingyun Shuyuan, the Five Immortals Temple, the Jinlun Guild Hall, Hualin Temple, and the Chen Clan Academy.
*Also visited December 21, 2010
**Also visited March 12, 2011



Qiongzhu Temple, Kunming, Yunnan

Trip 8: Kunming (June 3-7, 2011)



Lingguang Temple, Beijing

Trip 9: Beijing and Tianjin (July 8-16, 2011)



Ci'en Temple, Shenyang, Liaoning

Trip 10: Dongbei, Hebei, and Qingdao (August 24-31, 2011)
  • Jile Temple (56), Haerbin, Heilongjiang (August 25, 2011)
  • Dizang Temple (57), Changchun, Jilin (August 25, 2011) and Banruo Temple (58)
  • Guanyin Gucha (59), Jilin, Jilin (August 2, 2011)
  • Banruo Temple (60), Shenyang, Liaoning (August 2, 2011)
  • Ci'en Temple (61), Shenyang, Liaoning (August 2, 2011) and Dafo Temple
  • Puning Temple (62), Chengde, Hebei (August 2, 2011) with Puyou Temple and Guangyuan Temple
  • Shuxiang Temple (X), Chengde, Hebei (August 2, 2011) with Putuozongcheng Temple, Xumifushou Temple, and Yongyou Temple
  • Linji Temple (63), Zhengding, Hebei (August 30, 2011) with the pagodas at Guanghui Temple, Tianning Temple, and Kaiyuan Temple
  • Zhanshan Temple (64), Qingdao, Shandong (August 31, 2011)



Guoqing Temple, Tiantai Shan, Zhejiang

Trip 11: Zhejiang 2 (Mountains and Wenzhou) (September 12-17, 2011)
  • Dafo Temple (65), Xinchang (Shaoxing), Zhejiang (September 12, 2011)
  • Guoqing Temple (66), Tiantai (Taizhou), Zhejiang (September 13, 2011)
  • Fangguang Temple (67), Tiantai (Taizhou), Zhejiang (September 14, 2011)
  • Gaoming Temple (68), Tiantai (Taizhou), Zhejiang (September 15, 2011) and Zhizhe Tayuan
  • Jiangxin Temple (69), Wenzhou, Zhejiang (September 16, 2011)



Nangshan Cishou Temple, Putian, Fujian

Trip 12: Fujian North (Fuzhou, Ningde, Fuqing, Putian) (October 22-29, 2011)



Longmen Grottoes, Luoyang, Henan

Trip 13: Henan (October 31-November 5, 2011)
  • Baima Temple (80), Luoyang, Henan (November 1, 2011) with Qiyun Tayuan and Yongning Si Ta Remains
  • Longmen Grottoes (X), Luoyang, Henan (November 2, 2011) with Xiangshan Temple and Guanlin
  • Shaolin Temple (81), Dengfeng, Henan (November 3, 2011)



EXTRA: Non-pilgrimage trip to Kaiyuan Temple and Lingshan Scenic Area, Wuxi (January 2-3, 2012)



Nanputuo Temple, Xiamen, Fuzhou

Trip 14: Fujian to Guangdong (January 17-22, 2012)



Baodingshan, Dazu, Chongqing

Trip 15: Chongqing (June 13-18, 2012)



Gu Baijing Tai, Jiuhua Shan, Anhui

Trip 16: Anhui (June 20-30, 2012)
  • Gubaijingtai (X), Jiuhuashan, Anhui (June 21, 2012)
  • Tiantai Temple (91), Jiuhuashan, Anhui (June 21, 2012)
  • The Trail from Tiantaisi (X), Jiuhuashan, Anhui (June 21, 2012)
  • Huiju Temple (92), Jiuhuashan, Anhui (June 21, 2012)
  • Roushendian Temple (93), Jiuhuashan, Anhui (June 22, 2012)
  • Shangchantang Temple (94), Jiuhuashan, Anhui (June 22, 2012)
  • The Trail Down (X), Jiuhuashan, Anhui (June 22, 2012)
  • Long An (X), Jiuhuashan, Anhui (June 22, 2012)
  • Zhantanlin Temple (95), Jiuhuashan, Anhui (June 23, 2012)
  • Baisuigong Temple (96), Jiuhuashan, Anhui (June 23, 2012)
  • Huacheng Temple (97), Jiuhuashan, Anhui (June 23, 2012)
  • Zhiyuan Temple (98), Jiuhuashan, Anhui (June 24, 2012)
  • Ganlu Temple (99), Jiuhuashan, Anhui (June 24, 2012)
  • Yingjiang Temple (100), Anqing, Anhui (June 25, 2012)
  • Qingyuan Temple (101), Anqing Qianshan Xian, Anhui (June 26, 2012)
  • Erzu Temple (X), Anqing Yuexi Xian, Anhui (June 28, 2012)



Trip 17: Northern Guangdong (July 22-29, 2012)
  • Dajian Temple (X), Shaoguan, Guangdong (July 22, 2012)
  • Yunmen Temple (102), Ruyuan (Shaoguan), Guangdong (July 23, 2012)
  • Nanhua Temple (103), Shaoguan, Guangdong (July 24, 2012)
  • Refuge Rock (X), Shaoguan, Guangdong (July 24, 2012)
  • Lion Crag and Zhaoyin Temple (X), Shaoguan, Guangdong (July 25, 2012)
  • Yuehua Temple (X), Shaoguan, Guangdong (July 25, 2012)
  • Wujin An (X), Shaoguan, Guangdong (July 25, 2012)
  • Gufo Dongtian (X), Lechang, Guangdong (July 26, 2012)
  • Mei An (X), Zhaoqing, Guangdong (July 27, 2012)
  • Qingyun Temple (104), Zhaoqing, Guangdong (July 28, 2012)
  • Guo'en Temple (X), Xinxing (Zhaoqing), Guangdong (July 29, 2012)
  • Huineng's Birthplace (X), Xinxing (Zhaoqing), Guangdong (July 29, 2012)



Trip 18: The Central Area (August 4-15, 2012)
  • Guiyuan Temple (105), Wuhan, Hubei (August 4, 2012)
  • Baotong Temple (106), Wuhan, Hubei (August 4, 2012)
  • Yuquan Temple (107), Dangyang, Hubei (August 5, 2012)
  • Wuzu Temple (108), Huangmei (Huanggang), Hubei (August 7, 2012)
  • Nengren Temple (109), Jiujiang, Jiangxi (August 8, 2012)
  • Donglin Temple (110), Jiujiang, Jiangxi (August 8, 2012)
  • Youmin Temple (X), Nanchang, Jiangxi (August 9, 2012)
  • Zhenru Temple (111), Yongxiu (Jiujiang), Jiangxi (August 10, 2012)
  • Jingju Temple (112), Ji'an, Jiangxi (August 11, 2012)
  • Kaifu Temple (113), Changsha, Hunan (August 12, 2012)
  • Lushan Temple (114), Changsha, Hunan (August 13, 2012)
  • Shangfeng Temple (115), Nanyue, Hunan (August 14, 2012)
  • Nantai Temple (116), Nanyue, Hunan (August 14, 2012)
  • Fuyan Temple (117), Nanyue, Hunan (August 14, 2012)
  • Zhusheng Temple (118), Nanyue, Hunan (August 15, 2012)



Trip 19: Shanxi (August 21-September 3, 2012)
  • Shang Huayan Temple (119), Datong, Shanxi (August 22, 2012)
  • Yuantong Temple (X), Datong, Shanxi (August 22, 2012)
  • Yungang Grottoes (X), Datong, Shanxi (August 22, 2012)
  • Xuankong Temple (X), Datong, Shanxi (August 23, 2012)
  • Yingxian Mu Ta (X), Datong, Shanxi (August 23, 2012)
  • Datong City Walls (X), Datong, Shanxi (August 23, 2012)
  • Shanhua Temple (X), Datong, Shanxi (August 24, 2012)
  • Central Datong (X), Datong, Shanxi (August 24, 2012)
  • Jinge Temple (120), Wutaishan, Shanxi (August 25, 2012)
  • Guanyin Dong (121), Wutaishan, Shanxi (August 25, 2012)
  • Bishan Temple (122), Wutaishan, Shanxi (August 25, 2012)
  • Dailuo Ding (123), Wutaishan, Shanxi (August 26, 2012)
  • Shifang Tang (124), Wutaishan, Shanxi (August 27, 2012)
  • Luohou Temple (125), Wutaishan, Shanxi (August 27, 2012)
  • Yuanzhao Temple (X), Wutaishan, Shanxi (August 27, 2012)
  • Guangzong Temple (126), Wutaishan, Shanxi (August 27, 2012)
  • Pusa Ding (127), Wutaishan, Shanxi (August 27, 2012)
  • Xiantong Temple (128), Wutaishan, Shanxi (August 27, 2012)
  • Tayuan Temple (129), Wutaishan, Shanxi (August 27, 2012)
  • Shuxiang Temple (130), Wutaishan, Shanxi (August 28, 2012)
  • Prajna Spring (X), Wutaishan, Shanxi (August 29, 2012)
  • Xuanzhong Temple (131), Jiaochengxian, Shanxi (August 30, 2012)
  • Chongshan Si Temple (132), Taiyuan, Shanxi (August 31, 2012)
  • Shaungta or Yongzuo Temple (X), Taiyuan, Shanxi (August 31, 2012)
  • Bailin Temple (X), Zhaoxian (Shijiazhuang), Hebei (September 2, 2012)
  • Zhaozhou Bridge (X), Zhaoxian (Shijiazhuang), Hebei (September 2, 2012)
  • Longxing Temple (X), Zhengding (Shijiazhuang), Hebei (September 3, 2012)



Hongfa Temple, Shenzhen


This page is an archive for postcard images that don't fit elsewhere (all of them from Shenzhen). The page includes:
  • The Mountain Gate of Hongfa Temple, Shenzhen
  • Kshitigarbha at Dongshan Temple, Shenzhen
  • The stone over the altar at Guanyinshan Temple, Shenzhen
  • A wet-nurse statue at Fenghuang Shan Temple, Shenzhen
  • A new Buddha at Hongyuan Temple, Shenzhen
  • A pool at Guanyin Temple, Shenzhen
  • A Sleeping Buddha copy from Dunhuang at Guan Shanyue Museum, Shenzhen
  • A gate from Longxing Temple, Shenzhen
  • An altar at Fozu Temple, Shenzhen