What is an ancient temple?
Ancient temple, daisei towering, bamboo trails interesting.
The nanguo temple is worth a visit.
Nanguo temple, the first temple in longyou, was built in the northern dynasty (the construction time is still controversial), has a considerable scale in the tang dynasty, has a history of more than one thousand years, for all generations of poets to visit the place. When du fu, a great poet of the tang dynasty, lived in qinzhou (today’s water), he wrote more than 100 hymns.
Nanguo temple, located in today’s tianshui city south 2 kilometers of the col, here verdant trees, ancient cypress-towering, standing at the temple gate, tianshui city can be seen. Now there are temple temple, bell and drum tower, zen forest courtyard, guan temple, du shaoling temple, north of the spring and other architectural attractions, there is “tang huai han bai”, color color towering, qiu zhi chongxiao. And this du shaoling temple and “tang huai han bai” is a visit to the nanguo temple can not miss the place.
When the ancient buddhist temple smoke, ancient poetry and painting coexist, always give modern people a different feeling, whether the heart or eyes to see, and the coexistence of the morning bell and evening drum is particularly free from vulgarity.
That year, du fu in the “qinzhou miscellaneous poetry” once inscriptions: mountain nanguo temple, water number north stream. Old tree empty court, clear ditch a city pass. Autumn flowers at the bottom of the stone, the evening scene lying by the clock. Bow sad life, the stream wind for sough. It describes the environment of nanguo temple at that time, and also highlights its own situation at that time. Later, nanguo temple attracted many scholars yearning.
Born in the impetuous times, although I have a heart, but still difficult to the ancient poetry and painting feelings dialogue. It was already afternoon when we arrived at nanguo temple. It was the height of summer and July. This is my first visit to nanguo temple, but I have never seen a temple so quiet.
It is probably to see many tourist attractions of the type of the temple, is also used to the zen without a Buddha clean, suddenly into such a quiet, no commercial and copper smell of the ancient temple, I was a little uncomfortable, fear arises spontaneously.
In front of the temple, there is a pair of thousand-year ancient acacia, with a circumference of 9.7 meters and a height of 25 meters, planted by the tang dynasty. Quiet afternoon, the tree cicada sound is very sweet, summer should be this movement.
And in the backyard, surrounded by masonry, the three branches of ancient cypress are breathtaking. This is a three-branch cypress that grows from 2300 to 2500 years old, which is older than nanguo temple. South to a color frost skin, dry as wood, but the top is still lush branches, northwest to a branch has withered, north to a pagoda tree (there are many ancient locust) branches on.
But to feel incredible is, to the north of this branch has split in the dry actually parasitic a hackberry tree, and the old tree. As far as the only tree in the country is concerned, the viewer is amazed. Around the brick wall inscribed: spring and autumn cypress. This is du fu’s “old tree”. This is the famous “tang huai han bai” in the ancient temple.
In addition to the “old tree”, “nanguo temple at the top of the mountain, water number north stream spring” in the water is still in existence. Turn the spot bamboo forest, is the north flow spring, du fu stone standing on the side, bamboo forest set off, the spring seems to reflect his past panic in the moment of silence, and echo is the newly built ermiaoxuan poem corridor.
At this time this scene, it is hard to imagine, I place myself in the ancient temple: bear the forest, ancient cypress green, giant acacia towering, spring north flow, the leaves of the spot bamboo is gently touched by the summer wind, can not help but sigh that this is the vicissitudes of life and things still exist.
Although nanguo temple is known as the first temple in tianshui, but looking at many famous temples in China, it is very low-key. Here, do not see any business, also do not have the merit box that sticks two-dimensional code to pay. Although it was built in the northern dynasty, today’s temple buildings are mostly repaired and rebuilt in the qing dynasty, but it is still full of vicissitudes and ancient.
The temple scale is not small, covers an area of 26,700 square meters, by the three mountain gate from west to east to form the west courtyard, the middle courtyard, the east courtyard three courtyards, the west courtyard is the main courtyard of nanguo temple. In addition to the thousand-year old trees and beiliuquan temple, there are many other historical sites, such as the sui and tang dynasties tower tower, five dynasties and ten relic toloni sutras (now three surviving sections) and so on.
If there are friends who like the cultural relics, tianshui nanguo temple is worth a visit. Tianshui with eight thousand years of civilization, left too many Chinese treasures, nanguo temple is one of the treasures. And this treasure also makes the visitor saw what is the real ancient temple: quiet, zen smoke wreathing, not road earthly prosperity, only listen to the morning bell and evening drum.
When I was about to leave, I saw an old monk sitting in front of the main hall. Maybe it was the evening class time.