Foguang Temple, China

 

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Foguang Temple, China

A Tang Dynasty Treasure

Grand East Hall, Foguang Temple, Wutai Mountains, China.

 

 


Inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as part of the Mount Wutai ensemble in 2009, Foguang Temple is one of the finest examples of Tang Dynasty architecture remaining today.  The wood-built temple, however, has been threatened by a lack of maintenance over the last few centuries, and its integrity and stability has been severely compromised as a result.  GHF is providing funding and expertise for the investigation, planning and scientific conservation of this 1,200-year old temple in the environs of sacred Wutai Mountain by working with Shanxi Province’s Cultural Relics Bureau on the investigation and planning for Foguang Temple’s conservation requirements.