CHINA SHAANXI FAMEN TEMPLE

china shanxi famen temple

China ShaanXi FaMen Temple

• Chinese Name:法门寺
• Address: Fufeng county, Baoji, Shaanxi, China
• Visiting Time: 2-4 Hours
• Phone:+86 917 525 4002
• Tickets:120 RMB/per
• Open Time: 8:30-17:30
• Website : http://famensi.com
• Phone :0917-5254002;0917-5256955;0917-5254154
• Affiliation: Buddhism

FaMen Temple

Evidence suggests that the Famen Temple 法门寺 was built during the reign of Han Emperor Ling (156 – 189 AD) and was expanded or remodeled during the Northern Zhou Dynasty (557 to 581 AD). It was built to house early Buddhists who traveled from the West and to serve as a translation and study center. During the later part of the Northern Zhou Dynasty Buddhism was suppressed and Buddhists persecuted. The temple was destroyed and fell into disrepair.
Under the Sui and then the Tang Dynasties, Buddhism was again in favor at court. Even during the periods where Daoism received the primarily patronage of the court, the mass suppression of the Northern Zhou was not repeated.

It was renamed the Famen Temple in 618 AD and the grounds were rebuilt with the major temple buildings by Tang Emperor Wudi. It was renamed and renamed several times, but finally returned to the Famen name given at the start of the Tang Dynasty. Famen was the source of relics of Buddha for many Tang emperors. Each time the emperor wanted to seek favor with the heavens they sought support from the relics and donated generously to the temple.

Due to its history, the monks built an underground palace to house their treasures and keep them from prying eyes and hands. Over the centuries the idea of such a palace existing within the temple grounds turned into myth. They were said to have hidden the treasures of the monastery there to guard them against war, invasion, and the vagaries of suppressive political movements, but since no one could find it, the story was discounted.

The pagoda was built and burnt several times. The Tang pagoda was built of wood. During the Ming Dynasty an earthquake destroyed much of the temple and the pagoda. During the reign of Ming Emperor Wanli in 1579 a brick pagoda was built to mimic the design of the original wooden structure. The temple and pagoda were refurbished several times during the Qing Dynasty. The early Republican Army used the temple as a camp site, but in 1940 funded a restoration project to refurbish the temple and bring employment to the area. The Buddhist monks returned to the temple.

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法门寺,位于宝鸡市扶风县以北约10公里的法门镇,始建于东汉末年。这座唐代的“皇家寺庙”,因安置了佛教界至高圣物——佛祖释迦牟尼的“指骨舍利”,而成为举国仰望的佛教圣地。如今的法门寺分为两部分:唐代风格的旧址建筑群(法门寺院和珍宝馆)与令人争议的新建文化景区。你可以从旧址买票入内,也可以在新建的文化景区西侧的山门广场买票进入。
看遍法门寺的全部珍宝

作为游客,如果想看遍法门寺的全部珍宝,那么旧址的法门寺院内的地宫、珍宝馆以及文化景区内的合十舍利塔等这三个地方都要走一遍,因为三枚“影骨”(用玉石按照真骨的形状和大小而特制的,起到保护真骨的目的)存放在地宫中;出土的唐王朝皇室供佛的珍宝,在珍宝馆内展出;而最为珍贵的“佛指(真身)舍利”,则被安放在文化景区最东侧的合十舍利塔内,这座新建的建筑,某年不幸的被评为十大最丑建筑之首。

如果你是从文化景区西侧的山门广场进入景区,那么呈现在你眼前是长约1公里的佛光大道,大道两旁站立着十尊闪耀着金光的巨大菩萨雕像,大道东侧的尽头就是合十舍利塔,大道上有观光车可以乘坐,30元往返,招手即停。佛祖指骨舍利,只在农历每月的初一和十五、周末和重大节假日才对外放开放。
文化景区的西南边就是法门寺院和珍宝馆。寺院内的真身宝塔下,就是发现“佛指舍利”的地宫,如今在地宫中可以近距离观赏三枚“影骨”。从地宫出来,你还可以在清净的寺院中随意逛逛,寺院中有钟鼓楼,大雄宝殿和放生池等,都是典型的唐代风格建筑。

珍宝馆内安放着百件珍宝
在旁边的珍宝馆(也称博物馆)内,展出了地宫出土的文物精品。你能够观赏到唐皇室供佛的上百件珍宝,件件都让人为之惊叹。其中有:安放舍利的八重宝函、十二环锡杖、纯金塔、汉白玉灵帐、秘色瓷、皇帝使用的茶具等等。这些珍宝有的是用纯金打造,有些珍宝的制作工艺已经失传,有的是全世界仅有的,体现了当时唐帝国的极度富有和皇室礼佛的一片诚心。
法门寺周边有餐饮和住宿服务,多数游客会选择返回西安住宿。在文化景区西侧附近有家佛光阁大饭店,可以在这里吃到特色素食,不过价格很不便宜。在旧址附近有快餐可以选择,或者你也可以自带干粮。

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by bus
By Bus
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Choice A
在火车站东广场坐早上8点的游2路到法门寺(25元),100多公里.
Starting Place:XiAn Train Station East Square(西安火车站东广场)map

  • Started from Xian train station east sqaure:bus line:游2
  • Tickets:25 rmb/per
  • There is 3 shift every day
  • starting time:08:00 AM-11:00 AM
  • BACK time is 13:00 AM-16:00 AM

Choice B (recommend)
At Tang Paradisemap, from 08:00 to 11:00AM,from Tang Paradise west gate,Every 1 hours have bus directly to famen temple,
this bus’s tickets is 25 rmb/per,and it’s free if you buy the tickets of famen temple before.
Back time :14:30——16:00 PM.buy tickets at famen temple.
在大唐芙蓉园,8点至11点每整点由芙蓉园西门出发,购买法门寺门票可免费乘车去法门寺,买大唐票还可以送陕历博门票.
Choice C
Take Bus 103 from JieFang Road (cost is 1 rmb,site of the oppsite of train station) to terminal—XiAn ChengXi Bus Station,map
3 shift to FAMEN TEMPLE:Time is 09:00 AM 11:00AM and 16:00PM
Tickets:30.5 rmb/per
Back Time to XiAn ChengXi Bus Station:5:25AM 8:30AM 13:30PM
到解放路(火车站对面)花1元钱坐103,坐到底就是城西客运站(50分钟),直达法门寺的高速班车是早上 9:00和下午4:00两班.26元.时间不对的话就坐到扶风 ,20分钟一趟,从扶风县城坐公交到法门寺.参观完法门寺,在法门寺坐车到扶风,从扶风县回西安或者在扶风县城坐开往乾县、永寿、彬县的车,在乾县下车,坐公交到乾陵.
Choice D
start from XiAn ChengXi Bus Stationmap,take bus to FuFeng (starting time:06:20 AM, run every 15 mins,total duration:90 mins,tickets:22 rmb/per)
after arriving the fufeng bus station,maptake public bus to famen temple.only 10 mins ride.tickets:3 rmb/per
乘坐宝鸡长途汽车站到扶风汽车站的高速班车,始发早6:20,末班18:40,每15分钟一班次,90分钟路程,票价22元/票。 2、 在扶风汽车站转乘前往法门寺景区的车,班车或拼坐面包车,票价3元,10分钟路程。

By Train + Transfer
by train
By Train
take usual train to baoji need 2 hours,(high speed train:1 hour)
at baoji bus station,take bus to fufeng: (starting time:06:20 AM, run every 15 mins,total duration:90 mins,tickets:22 rmb/per)
after arriving the fufeng bus station,take public bus to famen temple.only 10 mins ride.tickets:3 rmb/per
西安市到宝鸡市 火车要两个小时,高铁一个小时
乘坐宝鸡长途汽车站到扶风汽车站的高速班车,始发早6:20,末班18:40,每15分钟一班次,90分钟路程,票价22元/票。 2、 在扶风汽车站转乘前往法门寺景区的车,班车或拼坐面包车,票价3元,10分钟路程。
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FaMen Temple Reminder

  • 去法门寺旧址的路上会有人兜售香烛,如果搭话的话,会一直纠缠不放,最好不要理睬;
  • 下车后会有人推销18元的“法门寺东方佛都”门票,不要购买,这只是个私人开放的小景点;
  • 入口处会有人搭话说带你从后门翻进去,只要60元,不要相信,因为进舍利塔地宫要检票;
  • 游览法门寺切记从法门寺旧址进旧址出,因为班车车站都设在旧址附近。
  • 镇馆之宝是佛祖的一个真身舍利,这是世界公认的,它只有每个周末和每个月的初一和十五开放

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