the largest "natural reclining Buddha" in my country with a total length of 5 kilometers across two provinces, with its head in Guangdong and its feet in Jiangxi.
New Year 2023 is slowly coming to an end. During Spring Festival, compared to big cities such as Guangzhou and Shenzhen, some Tier 3 small counties are busier and have more traffic. Wanderers who work outside country all year round use Spring Festival to return to their hometowns to reunite with their families for New Year.
Today we will have a chat. It is a city located in eastern part of Guangdong Province - city of Meizhou. Meizhou, Guangdong, also my hometown, which I am proud of
1. Meizhou, Guangdong is where you will become addicted when you arrive
In eyes of many people, most of cities in eastern and northern regions of Guangdong are relatively backward urban areas. This point of view, expressed ten years ago, is indeed understandable.
However, today's Eastern Guangdong and Northern Guangdong have developed so much that Chinese look at them with admiration. Among them, Meizhou, Heyuan and other areas in eastern part of Guangdong Province have become urban areas with relatively developed economies.
As for Meizhou, Guangdong, I think many people are familiar with it. People living in Meizhou are called Hakka. Meizhou City is divided into seven counties and one district, such as Mei County, Wuhua County, Pingyuan County, Fengshun County, Dapu County, etc. Each county has its own characteristic scenery and snacks.
When it comes to Meizhou, many people think of Meizhou mountains and rivers. After all, Meizhou belongs to hilly area, and distribution area of \u200b\u200bthe mountains is relatively wide. Speaking of mountains in Meizhou, most famous ones are Baisui Mountain in Meixian County, Nantai Mountain in Pingyuan, Dabao Mountain in Fengshun, etc. d. . . . The editor will then take you to Nantai Mountain in editor's hometown of Pingyuan, Meizhou.
Second, reclining Buddha in Pingyuan Nantai, Meizhou, Guangdong, should be worthy of your pious witness
Nantai Mountain is located in mountainous area of Shizheng City, Pingyuan County, Meizhou City. If you are also Hakka before article, then. I think you have already heard song "Nantaiyuan". This song is dedicated to natural stone Reclining Buddha statue on Nantai Mountain.
According to Meizhou Pingyuan Tourism Annual Survey, every Spring Festival, many tourists go to Meizhou Pingyuan Nantai Mountain to worship Reclining Buddha.
I think many will have doubts, but shouldn't all Buddha statues be seated? Why is it called reclining Buddha? From photographs of this natural reclining Buddha taken by some travel bloggers, we can clearly see that this mountain is represented. This is Mira Buddha lying peacefully on his back.
At first glance, features of Buddha statue are uneven, and belly protrudes slightly, like a living Buddha lying on ground to rest. Therefore, we all call this naturally formed mountain "Natural Reclining Buddha".
This reclining Buddha is longest in world, measuring five kilometers in length and spanning two provinces of Guangdong and Jiangxi. Due to amazing length of reclining Buddha, if tourists want to see full-length reclining Buddha, they cannot look at it from a low place or at close range. Tourists should be higher than reclining Buddha or further from reclining Buddha in order to clearly see whole picture of reclining Buddha.
Lying Calmly With Eyes Closed The Reclining Buddha is often regarded with reverence by locals as guardian of Pingyuan. Whenever in morning, when sun is only slowly rising from east, the reclining Buddha appears to be covered with a layer of golden light, which looks very sacred and solemn.
When evening comes, sunset slowly sets, and afterglow of setting sun illuminates reclining Buddha, making reclining Buddha very serene and peaceful, which makes people feel very comfortable.
This natural reclining Buddha was once honored by state with reputation of "the largest natural reclining Buddha in country". Meizhou Pingyuan attracted many tourists to see and witness this Reclining Buddha.
Third, Mount Nantai, a natural mountain admired by Hakka people
The natural reclining Buddha is actually part of Nantai Mountain. Therefore, as reputation of reclining Buddha becomes more and more, reputation of Nantai Mountain is also very famous. We Hakka people say: Mount Nantai is a natural mountain that Hakka people yearn for.
Mount Nantai is relatively high and steep. If you've ever climbed Mount Nantai, you must have this feeling. Halfway up, sheer rock walls began to appear. If you have a fear of heights, it is not recommended to climb Mount Nantai.
The vegetation on Nantai Mountain is lush. There is a lot of greenery here all year round. Even in winter there are many large trees that are unaffected and still thrive. At foot of Nantai Mountain, largest temple in city of Meizhou, called Temple of Great Buddha, was built. The reason why it is called Great Buddha Temple is also because there is such a natural reclining Buddha on mountain.
The scale of Great Buddha Temple is indeed very large, and it has everything you would expect to find in various palaces. Whenever it comes to Spring Festival, Big Buddha Temple becomes a place full of people. Most Hakka people believe in Great Buddha, so during Spring Festival, many people come to Great Buddha Temple to burn incense and bow to Buddha, praying for a smooth year.
I believe that everyone has a certain understanding of Nantai Mountain, and you can visit it if you have opportunity!