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Miaoying Temple

The Miaoying Temple, or White Pagoda Temple, was built in 1271 during the Yuan Dynasty. It is the earliest and best-preserved cultural relic from that period. The remains of the Sakyamuni Buddha were enshrined in the 51-metre pagoda, a cultural relic placed under national protection. In 1279, on an order of Yuan Emperor Kublai Khan, Dashengshou Wan’an Si (Temple of Heavenly Longevity and Permanent Tranquillity) was built and became the centre of the Buddhist services of the royal court. The temple was renamed Miaoying Temple after renovation in 1457 during the Ming Dynasty.

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