Bronze Bell at Dayun Temple

Last updated by shyoto at 2014/10/31

Dayun Pagoda, formerly called Hongzang Pagoda, enjoys a long history and forms a grand scale. Built in Shengping 7th year of Eastern Jin during Sixteen Kingdoms Period by Zhang Tianci, is a well known ancient pagoda. In July the first year of Tangzai (689), it was rebuilt and changed the name into Dayun Pagoda.

Undergone successive earthquakes and battles, it was destroyed in ensuing times. In Hongwu 16th year of Ming Dynasty (1383), Japanese Shaman named Zhiman came to worship Dayun Pagoda in Liangzhou from a long distance and took a lead to solicit contributions to repair the pagoda, which was regarded as an anecdote in China-Japan history. The ancient pagoda, hung inside a large bell, was built on a brick basement.

The alloy-bell cast in Tang Dynasty is 2.5 meters high, over 600 kilograms with a circumstance of 1.2 meter. The bronze-bell, decorated with three layers and 18 frames, has eight eras. The first layer is an Apsaras, naked the upper half of the body and wearing a robe lower half of the body. The second layer is some ghosts, arms in hands. The third layer is dragons. A bell is a ware about Buddhism to summon the monks.

Every January 16th, April 8th, the Dragon Boat Festival and other traditional festivals according to lunar calendar, the people of Liangzhou Area formed a habit of hitting the bell to avoid evil spirits. At sunrise with bright rays of morning, from west to east, the huge bell at Dayun Temple becomes very red. Ascending the tower building to hitting the bell, people can hear the sound of the chime at a distance of 10 Kilometers away.

Solo Adventure Tips:

Location:

How to Get There?
Take a taxi in Wuwei City to the bronze bell at Dayun Temple, which costs 3 Yuan.

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Opening Hours:
8AM-6PM.

More Tips:
Recommendation Tour Time: Half a day.


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