Da Zhao Temple

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This article is about the temple in Inner Mongolia. For the temple in Lhasa, see Jokhang.
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Ih Juu (Mongolian: ᠶᠡᠬᠡ ᠵᠤᠤ, scientific transliteration: yeke juu, SASM/GNC: Ih Jûû, "great deity") or Da Zhao Temple (Chinese: 大召寺; pinyin: Dàzhào Sì) is a Buddhist monastery in the city of Hohhot in Inner Mongolia in north-west China.[1] It is the largest temple in the city and is located in a narrow alley west of Tongdao Nan Jie.

Built in 1579 it has a shrine that was dedicated to the renowned Qing emperor, Kangxi in the late 17th century and murals in the hallway that commemorate his visit. An astounding 10 ft silver Sakyamuni buddha statue is among the temple's many treasures. Da Zhao also exhibits an impressive collection of musical instruments and dragon sculptures relating to Mongol legend.

The monastery is a venue for Buddhist festivals held throughout the year.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dazhao Temple". Travel China Guide. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 

Coordinates: 40°47′53″N 111°38′48″E / 40.79806°N 111.64667°E / 40.79806; 111.64667