Linggu Temple, a renowned Buddhist sanctuary in Nanjing, China, traces its origins back to the Liang Dynasty in 515. Originally located at the northeast foot of Purple Mountain, it was relocated by the Ming Dynasty's Hongwu Emperor and later rebuilt during the Qing Dynasty. Covering an expansive area of over 300,000 square meters, the temple was destroyed and reconstructed, now surrounded by a vast park. Noteworthy is the Wuliang Hall, a beamless architectural marvel constructed in 1381, renowned for its unique techniques and historical significance as a memorial hall for soldiers. Linggu Pagoda, a separate structure designed by American architect Henry K Murphy, was built between 1930 and 1932 to commemorate soldiers lost during the Northern Expedition. Standing at 60.5 meters, it features inscriptions by Sun Yat-sen and Chiang Kai-shek. The temple also houses the Three Superb Tablet, a tribute to masters in painting, poetry, and calligraphy from the Tang Dynasty.
01 Linggu park 02 Linggu park 03 Beamless hall 04 Beamless hall
05 Beamless hall 06 Beamless hall interior 07 Beamless hall interior 08 Beamless hall interior 09 Beamless hall interior
10 Beamless hall interior 11 Beamless hall 12 Gate 13 Gate 14 Lion statue
15 Linggu temple 16 Linggu temple parking area 17 Linggu temple parking area 18 God statue in Linggu temple 19 Linggu temple
20 Candles in Linggu temple 21 Linggu temple 22 Linggu temple 23 Buddha statue in Linggu temple 24 Buddha statue in Linggu temple 25 Linggu temple
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