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I will add to this index as postings continue.

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.

Links lead to articles about the temple, site, or trip details. Items without links have not been posted yet.



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 19, 2010)*
  • Guangxiao Temple (X), Guangzhou, Guangdong (November 19, 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 destroyed in 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 26, 2011)
  • Banruo Temple (60), Shenyang, Liaoning (August 27, 2011)
  • Ci'en Temple (61), Shenyang, Liaoning (August 27, 2011) and Dafo Temple
  • Puning Temple (62), Chengde, Hebei (August 28, 2011) with Puyou Temple and Guangyuan Temple
  • Shuxiang Temple (X), Chengde, Hebei (August 29, 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)



Mei An, Zhaoqing, Guangdong

Trip 17
: Northern Guangdong (July 22-29, 2012)



Nantai Temple, Nanyue, Hunan

Trip 18: The Central Area (August 4-15, 2012)



Yungang Grottoes, Datong, Shanxi

Trip 19: Shanxi (August 21-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