Bamboo Temple

Bamboo Temple, Qiongzhu Temple, Qiongzhusi Why Go? The sculpture of 500 arhats is considered as the “jewels in the art treasures of oriental sculpture”, It’s the first Zen Temple in Yunnan Province. Location and History Bamboo Temple (Qiongzhu Temple) lies on the Yu’an Mountain, and it’s 10 kilometers northwest of Kunming. It owns a special appeal, in particular for the statues of 500 lifelike arhats. During the reign of Emperor Guanxu in Qing Dynasty, the well-known sculptor Li Guxiu from Sichuan Province came to this temple with five disciples. And it took them more than 7 years to sculpt the…

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