After visiting this temple, I have been deeply attracted by the deep mountain palace, which can be regarded as a generation of historical and cultural heritage. If you have time to visit here, I believe you will also be amazed.
A temple in Mianyang, Sichuan, looks like a “royal palace” hidden in the mountains. It has a history of more than 500 years!
Throughout the great mountains and rivers of the motherland, fat dogs and pigs will show you the local conditions and customs.
Sichuan was called Bashu in ancient times. This magnificent and precipitous land with clear mountains and clear waters not only nurtured the splendid and long Bashu culture, but also is famous for its unique folk customs and landscape scenery. There are countless scenic spots, endless ethnic customs, insufficient Kangding love songs, and endless specialties… Sichuan is known as “the world’s landscape is in Sichuan” and enjoys the reputation of “the land of abundance”.
Last year’s trip to Sichuan was really on the spur of the moment. I believe everyone has heard of Li Ziqi. Once I saw her cooking on the Internet, and then I felt that she was a person living in ancient times. I was deeply fascinated by her. Later, I knew that her hometown was in Pingwu, Mianyang, Sichuan. So I also came to a trip that I said I would leave.
This trip didn’t disappoint me. There is a kind of temple in Mianyang City, Sichuan Province, but it is very different from the temples I saw before. The main reason is that the architecture of this temple is different from the traditional temple architecture. This temple is built after the ancient imperial palace, just like a reduced version of the imperial palace.
It is the Baoen Temple, which has a history of more than 500 years. It was built in the orthodox years of the Ming Dynasty, and is also one of the most complete ancient architectural complexes of the Ming Dynasty in China. Because the layout of Baoen Temple resembles the Forbidden City in Beijing, it is also known as the “royal palace in the deep mountains”. No matter where you go inside, you feel very retro. The small stone arch bridge links two lofts. If you wear Hanfu, you have the feeling of an ancient woman going out of her boudoir, which is very real.
Moreover, the origin of the name of the temple is also very meaningful. It is said that during the peasant uprising in the late Ming Dynasty, a prince and his family survived the disaster because of the rescue of an old woman, but the old woman was killed by the pursuers. The prince built this gratitude temple in order to repay the kindness of the old woman. When I saw the exquisite carving on the outer buildings of the temple, I thought of the superb skills of the old craftsmen and their craftsmanship spirit. The biggest highlight was that I saw the Thousand-handed Guanyin in the Great Compassion Hall. It was heard that it was made of a huge nanmu. After the Guanyin statue, more than a thousand hands were in various shapes, especially spectacular. I can also imagine how big that nanmu is.
What’s more amazing is that the main hall buildings in Baoen Temple are all made of wooden structures, without any rivets, and no damage to the hair is caused by any disasters. It’s really admirable, which can also feel from the side how powerful the technology of those technicians is. For now, there are a lot of natural technicians. In addition, the roof beams and eaves in the temple are free of spider webs and will not be eaten by moths. It is really amazing.