Linggu Temple (Linggu Si) [灵谷寺]

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The Linggu Temple, the Linggu Pagoda and the Beamless Hall are all situated on the eastern side of the Purple Mountain. Visitors arriving by bus will get off at the Beamless Hall, (Wuliang Dian). This structure is hailed as an architectural wonder because it was erected using only five columns, no beams, and no nails. Originally constructed to enshrine a Buddha statue, this building later became a memorial hall for heroes of the Northern Expedition War.
Directly north of the Beamless Hall is the Linggu Pagoda, (Linggu Ta). Originally built in the 1930's this impressive nine-story pagoda is one of Nanjing's must-visit spots. It offers stunning views of the surrounding landsc...

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The Linggu Temple, the Linggu Pagoda and the Beamless Hall are all situated on the eastern side of the Purple Mountain. Visitors arriving by bus will get off at the Beamless Hall, (Wuliang Dian). This structure is hailed as an architectural wonder because it was erected using only five columns, no beams, and no nails. Originally constructed to enshrine a Buddha statue, this building later became a memorial hall for heroes of the Northern Expedition War. Directly north of the Beamless Hall is the Linggu Pagoda, (Linggu Ta). Originally built in the 1930's this impressive nine-story pagoda is one of Nanjing's must-visit spots. It offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape, and is steeped in local history. The Linggu Temple (Linggu Si) is hugely popular among locals and visitors alike. It receives a steady stream of people coming to pay homage to Buddha. Originally built in the Ming Dynasty , the temple has recently been restored, but much of its original décor remains. The temple serves as a shrine to Monk Baozhi, who traveled to India in search of Buddhist Sutras. Admission: RMB 80 (Ticket includes access to the Mausoleum of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the Guanghua Pavilion, Wangong Pool and many more interesting sights)

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