Two cities in China named after "Buddha" are located in provinces of Guangdong and Shaanxi, and inhabitants stand up for kindness of people's hearts.
The name of each city has a special history or meaning, not random. There are two famous cities in China named after word "Buddha", word "Buddha" which promotes human kindness in hearts of Chinese. These two cities are in Guangdong and Shaanxi provinces, Foshan in Guangdong province and Hanzhong in Shaanxi province, city of Foping county.
Then why such a name? What is meaning and historical background behind them, do locals really have a heart for Buddha? Treat Buddha as a treasure of respect and pray for blessings. Good wishes. So today author will decipher it for you.
1. Origin of city name Foshan, Guangdong Province
The origin of name Foshan, when people come to Foshan, they really wonder if there are so many mountains and Buddhas in Foshan, or is it just a common place name, of course, these are not common place names.
There are historical records. Original Foshan was not called Foshan, but Jihua Township. According to records, there is a building in Changcheng tapo community in Foshan. three statues of Buddha in temple.
There was history here. Let's start with historical records of Eastern Jin Dynasty. The monk came to Foshan to promote Buddhism. He went to Foshan and wanted to find a place to live and practice, but he couldn't, so he tried to find a way to build it. on slope of Mount Tapogang They built huts one after another for cultivation and practice.
In a small hut, a monk brought three Buddha statues. A few years later, monk went to other places to advertise, but bronze statue was not taken away. Maybe this is story of Beginning.
The accumulation of time, encroachment of nature, huts collapsed, and Foshan was buried underground. The time of Tang Dynasty came and more and more people lived near huts. During excavations, people found there is a Buddha statue and a large stone. On a large stone is written "Buddha in Tapo Temple". People see a Buddha statue and think it is a sacred place.
However, Buddhism had already spread to a certain extent in these parts at that time. People thought that this Buddha statue, if it appeared, would bring good luck. Some asked if a temple should be built here to worship gods. this is how Tapo temple appeared, and gradually ordinary people began to call it “Foshan”, which means that it is blessed by gods and buddhas.
When you arrive in Foshan, you can go to this ancestral temple to bow, bless your family and turn back history. The ancestral temple has undergone more than 20 years of transformation. The construction of ancestral temple has a creation of oriental art, and sculptures are also Unique, ancestral temple also has a special skill: "Dragon and Lion".
At every important event, people will invite a lion dance to add to fun. Cantonese people are brightest, once lion dance is well coordinated, people will applaud, such an atmosphere is really Cute People who want to see dragons and lions, choose a good day and come to Foshan for a tour! Come to ancient city and feel the culture Lingnan.
Second, what is secret of Foping County
Foping County, located at junction of Qinling Mountains, is a small county in Shaanxi Province. Two ancient Buddhas were discovered and locals believed that this place was place of origin of Buddha and named it Foping County.
The hearts of everyone here are towards Buddha, and people's hearts towards goodness are most influenced by origin of this Buddha statue. In Foping, you can go to local Fuxing Temple to pray for blessings, locals worship Buddha, and incense there is very strong.
This little county is not very big, but this little county has blue skies and white clouds.
Beautiful mountains and clear water, closeness to nature. I don't want to leave after coming here, it might heal my soul. Fopin County has a high forest cover, so air is fresh and environment is beautiful. Foping has good ecology, a lot of wild animals, animals and plants, wild mushrooms.
If you are going up mountain, you may see many "red yews" along way, and leaves are scattered along forest path. Just like night scene of prosperous Tang Dynasty at night.
This scene can be used as a beautiful scene in February with frosty and red leaves.
There is also a museum of nature , which stores various exhibits, let's go. You can enjoy not only pure natural vegetables and fruits, but also tea and wine. Foping is heard all over world by 9 traditional cultures. How many people want to come here to experience it.
You can also head to Panda Valley, founded in 1978, where you can see golden monkeys, red magpies and other animals. Travelers who enjoy cultural landscapes can see white walls and blue tiles, painted columns and carved beams, and a blue stone road leading to street shops, and experience literary feelings, where joys, sorrows, sorrows and joys of Foping people, which have different historical significance, are recorded.
Even more interesting are delicacies of thisWaifoping: steam pots, rice sausages, tofu, hot noodles, etc. You will only get to know its unique taste when you arrive in Foping. And if you travel in August, you can also hit streets for Old Street Stories" on weekends as well as exquisite gifts. Immerse yourself in a different cultural atmosphere. Such a beautiful foping, whenever you come, he will be waiting for you!