Most interesting Dragon Temples

Dragon Temples

Dragon temples are usually considered as Chinese or Japanese epic worship place, it's also know that dragons symbolized power, strength, good luck, prosperity, particularly for the Emperor and also the cause for rain and other good or worst natural effects. They are lots of different kind in dragons and each do carry a cryptic chronicle. However as a part of human tradition dragon and there temple play a religious role, all that depend on the view and mindset.

Apart from culture and traditional facts, dragon temples around the world serves a variety of artistic design and sculpts which are unique and rare to be found. So it's not always necessary to visit these places for religious sake, a pure art-love eyes will never stop admiring these ancient beauty. Let's move down to virtually visit some of the most interesting dragon temples around the world.

1.Wat Samphran

Wat Samphran

The exotic Wat Samphran can make for a cool half day adventure while in Bangkok.The city has plenty of beautiful temples but this is one of a kind. It is located 40 km from the city center so it fits better the schedule of those who are staying for a few days. A giant rabbit and other intriguing statues are harmoniously distributed around the temple and its garden, a lovely detailed work.

The dragon is hollow and is possible to climb through its body all the way to the top, but the stairs are in such poor condition that only a few isolated sections of the dragon are safe to climb. Some parts of the temple are also closed to the public or to foreigners.

2.Dragon Palace Temple

Dragon Palace Temple

The Dragon Palace Temple, also known as the Lotus Temple of Nagpur, is a Buddhist temple in Kamptee, India. The temple was established in 1999 with funds from the Japan-based Ogawa Society, a charitable trust, Ogawa was also the head of the Ogawa Foundation, a charitable trust that contributed to Buddhist charitable causes. The foundation envisioned the Dragon Palace Temple as both a place for Buddhist education and meditation, as well as a symbol of Indo-Japanese friendship.[3][2] This original plot of 10 acres was expanded by 40 acres in 2003.

3.Dashkasan Dragon Temple

Dashkasan Dragon Temple

Two Chinese dragons guard the caves of this medieval temple in Iran. You won't find many temples like this in Iran. Two fierce dragons guard the rock, and they're unique architectural additions within this part of Asia Some researchers believe this temple was initially used by the Zora-Astrian followers of Mithras (God of Light and Truth) in the Sassanid period (224 to 651). The dragons, which stretch to nearly 10 feet (three meters) in height, are surrounded by more traditional Islamic designs such as flowers.

4.Qinglong Temple

Qinglong Temple

Qinglong Temple, also known as the Green Dragon Temple, is located in the southeast of the ancient city of Xi'an, only 1.5 km (about one mile) away from the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. It is a famous Buddhist temple with ancient architectures and a Cultural Relics Museum. Qinglong Temple is one of the cradles of Esoteric Buddhism, one of eight Buddhist sects, and the cradle of the Japanese Shingon Buddhism. Meanwhile, it is well-known for cherry blossom appreciation in springtime. This 32-foot monument is made of bluestones and white marbles with five stones from Japan on its top. On the west of the monument is Feiyun Pavilion, fronting the Qinglong Spring. Keep walking west for a few minutes and you will see the Hui-kuo & Kukai Memorial Hall, where sutras transcribed by Kukai, portraits of Kukai and his mentor Hui-kuo and other relics are kept.

5.Five Dragons Temple

Five Dragons Temple

The Five Dragons Temple is a Taoist temple in Ruicheng, Shanxi Province, China. It is also known as King Guangren's Temple.The temple contains China's second oldest dated timber building, the Main Hall. It was built in 833 and is of the Tang Dynasty. It measures five bays across and has a hip-gable roof.

6.Blue Dragon Temple

Blue Dragon Temple

Blue Dragon Temple is a famous Buddhist Temple from the Tang Dynasty (618-907). When it was built in 582, it was called Linggan Temple (Temple of Inspiration) and then renamed to its present one in 711. Blue Dragon Temple is a place where the cherry blossoms can be enjoyed. Every year during May and June, an endless stream, of tourists comes to appreciate its beauty. For uncertain reasons the BlueDragon Temple which had no fortune, like other ancient temples was destroyed. This was perhaps during the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127).The present temple was reconstructed in 1963. Memorial halls for the earlier monks and exhibition halls with some excavations displayed are all built in the Tang architectural style.

By Felisha Rita
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