Shaolin Temple

Shaolin Temple

Shaolin Temple, located under the Wuru Peak of Songshan Mountain in Dengfeng City, Henan Province, is named "Shaolin Temple" because it is built in the dense forest of Shaoshi Mountain.

Shaolin Temple covers an area of about 57600 square meters. It is a world famous Buddhist temple and the ancestral court of Zen Buddhism in the Han Dynasty. It occupies an important position in the history of Chinese Buddhism. Shaolin martial arts monks of all dynasties are famous for their devoted research and continuous development of Shaolin Kungfu, which is known as "all of martial arts from shaolin, and Shaolin Kungfu is the best". Shaolin Temple is now known as the World Cultural Heritage, China's key heritage conservation units, China's national AAAAA-level tourist attractions.

Shaolin Temple

Shaolin Temple was built in 495 AD by Emperor Xiaowen to settle Indian monks. In 527 AD, Indian monk Bodhidamo came to Shaolin and spread Zen for nine years on the natural stone cave wall of Wurufeng, Shaoshan. So far, Shaolin has been called "the ancestral court of Zen". In the early Tang Dynasty, thirteen monks, such as Zhijian and Tanzong of Shaolin Temple, made great contributions to crusade against Wang Shichong in the battle of Li Shimin, and were praised and rewarded by the rulers of Li and Tang Dynasty. During this period, thanks to the strong support of the court, Shaolin Temple developed very fast, won the reputation of "the first temple in the world", and Shaolin Kungfu has been well-known ever since. The Ming Dynasty reached its peak. During the period of the Republic of China, warlord Shi Yousan set fire to most of the buildings of Shaolin Temple and destroyed thousands of years of infrastructure. After the founding of New China, with the care and support of the Chinese government, the majesty of Shaolin Temple was revived. Since Shaolin Temple was built, Zen, Wushu and medicine have been well-known all over the world. They have endured for a long time and deposited rich historical and cultural connotations.