The only temple on Yangtze River, located in heart of river, stood for over 700 years. How did he do it?
Temples can be seen as a very important cultural symbol in our daily lives, reflecting people's beliefs and expectations of life. There is a temple that is a standing pavilion of Guanyin in middle of Yangtze River! It is said to have over 700 years of history since its construction.
Then what is secret of this Guanyin pavilion? Let's approach it together and explore internal reasons why it has stood for so many years!
Original basic design
This temple is located in city of Ezhou, and it has gone through hundreds of years of changes in world. It is clear how high requirements for construction were in beginning. The soul and core of architecture. According to discovery and research of relevant scientists, it is found that underwater base of this temple has a very unique shape, reminiscent of a large sailing ship.
The cocked position on both sides can quickly interrupt turbulent flow of water to avoid clogging. The potential of water can be well slowed down depending on conditions of area by allowing running water to flow down, so impact of running water on base of temple is largely mitigated so that it can be well protected.
This Guanyin Pavilion Temple is located on river in Ezhou. This is most famous temple in area. Because of its unique location, people often joke that this is first pavilion on Yangtze River. Judging by appearance, after hundreds of years of vicissitudes, view has weathered, and it looks so dilapidated and dilapidated.
But in terms of overall dynamics, this Guanyin Pavilion is as good as today's magnificent buildings. Rising above water, this temple looks like a giant dragon roaring through water from a distance. Red bricks and blue tiles make overall dynamics more lively and vibrant.
Origin of name
This temple was built in 1280. In beginning, it was just an ordinary building, so time left many traces of vicissitudes on it. In Yuan Dynasty, appropriate people built and maintained it, this ancient temple began its own name - Guanyin Pavilion!
Profound cultural heritage
Being only underwater temple in area, it will naturally attract more people to stop and watch. When rainy season comes, water level in river will rise to a certain extent. At this time, we will not be able to watch sailboat. Such a foundation, visible to naked eye, looks like a huge building floating on river, leaving a person with unlimited scope for imagination.
During worst flood, window and door frames on lower floor will be flooded with river water. We don't see this phenomenon anymore. The only thing that makes people believe that there is a temple here is windows and cornices on upper floors. Going there is like entering an illusory dreamland.
How many writers and inkwells cannot help but write articles and poems that have been passed down from generation to generation, seeing this situation. Standing on embankment by river, you can see its true appearance, it is so majestic and magnificent that it makes people linger and forget to come back.
Contains a secret
Due to long submergence of water source, roots of old trees have been destroyed, and because they are extremely difficult to save, people have almost given up on replanting branches of these old trees.
But trees seem to have spirituality. One day they suddenly come to life, and new green branches grow on old branches, which also makes us feel power of life and shock that nature brings. ! Thousands of years of Chinese civilization are full of mysterious colors, and Guanyin Pavilion is one of them!
What is surprising is that there is an old well in temple. I don't know when it was dug up here. Thus, water level in well is still much higher than water level in Yangtze River, and it has never changed!
There used to be a well-known myth here that turtle's two eyes could spit out salt and oil, respectively. But in end, someone with a heart missed it, and both eyes were destroyed. Since then, no salt or oil has been spit out, so god's eye became one of three wonders of Guanyin Pavilion, and mythical story was also passed down, people say her generations.
People who have seen this temple, it's hard not to notice four characters of "Longpan Xiaodu" in attic. When I saw this scene, I wrote it with a pen. This added a lot of cultural heritage to this temple.
Historical researchers can quickly guess handwriting's source, and people unaware of situation might think it was written during Yuan Dynasty when it was preserved, adding a lot of controversy and magic.
There are too many mysterious colors of legends here, personifying crystallization of wisdom of working people. If you have a chance, you must come here to see true view of Guanyin Pavilion and feel shock and imagination it can bring you.