Built during the reign of Emperor Yonghui (650-755) of the Tang Dynasty, Tianning Temple has been known for its scale. In 1983, the State Council listed it as one of the main temples under state protection. Guarded by a pair of stone lions, the gate of the temple looks grandeur and simple.
The Heavenly King Hall, the main hall of Manning, stands as high as 21.12 meters. Enshrined is a giant statue of Buddha. Dragons wind on four columns in the hall, On the roofs are carved 83 statues of Buddha, four Heavenly Kings and four kings of the famous mountains in China.
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