Day 4 Thursday July 13

Under Construction

Oldest and Biggest Buddhist Temple in Jiāngxī Area

Outdoor Night Dancing

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171126 Xiushui to LongAn

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We drove from Xiūshuǐ to the Lóng’ān Hills to visit the Dōulǜ Zen Buddhist meditation temple. It was originally built around A.D. 589. It is the oldest and one of the largest temples built (and being rebuilt) in the northern Jiāngxī area. (Maps by Google Maps)

Pronunciation guide:

  • Xiūshuǐ (“syoh shwey”)
  • Lóng’ān (“long ahn”)
  • Dōulǜ (“doh lew”)
  • Jiāngxī (“jyahng syee”)

If you’re interested in more info on this temple, please click on one of the links below:

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The entrance to Dōulǜ Meditation Temple, still under reconstruction. Center, left to right:

  • Xiǎogē (“syao guh”),  my wife’s second older brother
  • Xiángmǔ (“syahng moo”), my wife Doris
  • Our driver, a friend of the family

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Inside the entrance courtyard.

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Inside the entrance courtyard. If any of my Chinese friends could tell me about this structure, please let me know. Please click here for my contact information.

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I, Jerry, in the entrance courtyard.

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Coming from an architectural background, I found the architectural details of this place fascinating.

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Coming from an architectural background, I found the architectural details of this place fascinating. :) This is my architecturally fascinating wife Doris (祥牡)! :)

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One of the courtyards of the temple. My wife and brother-in-law with a Buddhist monk.

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Xiángmǔ and Xiǎogē, Doris with Second Older Brother.

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Second Older Brother and I.

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First banquet with Doris’ extended family, during the meal.