Daily Archives: March 11, 2017
TszShan Monastery – Architecture of Temples 2
TszShan Monastery – Architecture of Temples 1
TszShan Monastery, Hong Kong – General Background
I have been showing a series of the Tsz Shan Monastery – the environs, the big Guanyin statue, the water lilies, the places of meditation etc. I will continue to show some of the architecture of the temples which are of timber construction. The architecture is based on the style of the Tang Dynasty. The timber is of a special kind of wood, and, as for many Chinese temples, there are no nail or screw joints between the members.
For those who are interested in knowing the background of the temple, here is a brief description in the Wikipedia:
Tsz Shan Monastery is a large Buddhist temple located in Tung Tsz, Tai Po District, Hong Kong. As a Chinese Buddhist monastery established for the inheritance of the teaching of the Buddha, Tsz Shan Monastery is a sanctuary for the purpose of spiritual purification, and endeavours to open the door to compassion and wisdom for the public through various activities. Much of the monastery building funds were donated by local business magnate Li Ka Shing.