Fengning temple is located in the second Zhenzhong road of Shiwan District, south of Shiwan culture square. It was built in the Ming Dynasty. The main building consists of the gate, bell and Drum Tower, front hall, middle hall, incense Pavilion and back hall.
The saddle type fire sealing wall of Fengning temple is a unique style of Lingnan architecture, which is rarely found in the world.
Fengning temple was first built in the Ming Dynasty. In the Qing Dynasty, it was rebuilt many times in the 56th year of Kangxi (1717), Jiaqing, Tongzhi and early Republic of China. The temple is located next to the former downtown “lianfengdaytime city” in Shiwan, Taodu city. It is built from north to south according to the situation of lianzigang mountain. The main building is composed of gate, bell and Drum Tower, front hall, central hall, incense Pavilion and back hall. It is arranged from South to north along the longitudinal axis, and gradually rises. It is magnificent and magnificent. Apart from the bell and Drum Tower and the incense Pavilion, the rest of the buildings are hard on the top of the mountain and equipped with saddle type fire sealing gables. The width and depth of each hall are three, with a width of 13.28 meters and a total area of about 750 square meters.
The layout of the courtyard style courtyard in Fengning temple is compact and reasonable. The setting of bell drum tower, porch and incense Pavilion is simple and appropriate. The center is prominent, which makes the whole building seem small and exquisite. Besides the mixed structure of lifting beam and crossing bucket, there are also hollow flower frames or ancient beam frames, which are various in style and have the style of local temples. The architectural decoration is also quite particular, with the ash on the roof The painted plaster decorations are colorful, and the painted gold wood carving components such as cornice, partition fan and queti are rich and elegant, which all reflect the architectural and artistic value of the temple.
The original statues and utensils in the temple, such as “four great vajras”, “Guanyin”, “Eighteen Arhats”, “Weituo”, “zhunti Buddha mother”, “Guandi”, “Shihuang” and “Sanbao Buddha” have disappeared, but the old appearance of the buildings remains.
Chancheng district 禅城区
Zhenzhong 2nd Road, Shiwan District, south of Shiwan Cultural Square
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