Chen Xiang Ge [沉香阁]

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Pan Yunduan ordered this Buddhist temple built in honor of his mother in 1600. It was almost completely destroyed during the Cultural Revolution, but, in 1989, restoration finally began, culminating in its recent reopening as a Buddhist nunnery. The centerpiece of the temple is an altar with a golden statue of the Buddha. The Buddha's vault is adorned with images of 384 disciples, created since 1990 by a single master craftsman. Guanyin (the Goddess of Mercy) is highly venerated here as well.

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Pan Yunduan ordered this Buddhist temple built in honor of his mother in 1600. It was almost completely destroyed during the Cultural Revolution, but, in 1989, restoration finally began, culminating in its recent reopening as a Buddhist nunnery. The centerpiece of the temple is an altar with a golden statue of the Buddha. The Buddha's vault is adorned with images of 384 disciples, created since 1990 by a single master craftsman. Guanyin (the Goddess of Mercy) is highly venerated here as well.

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