The White Horse Temple
The White Horse Temple located 12 kilometers east of Luoyang, is nested between the Luo River and Mang Hill, covered with green ancient trees and appears solemn and tranquil. White Horse Temple is a historic sit with possesses more than 1,900 years with a well-preserved appearance. It was founded in AD 68 during the Eastern Han Dynasty, with a history of thousands of history. It is the first Buddhist temple in China after Buddhism was introduced into China, as well as a famous Buddhist Temple in the world. This great antique architecture can be divided into some parts namely the Hall of Heavenly Kings, Hall of the Great Buddha, Hall of Mahavira, Hall of Guidance and the Cool and Clear Terrace appear in proper order in the temple, as they were when it was first built. Beside those main buildings are the Reception Chamber, the Cloud-water Chamber, the Ancestors Chamber, the Guests Chamber, the Buddhist Chamber, and the Abbot Courtyard and so on. The huge White Horse Temple has over 100 rooms. The visiting of this temple usually takes about 1-2 hours.