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Hengyang Fangguang Temple

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Fangguang Temple, located in Hengyang City, is a famous temple which was originally built in 503 in Nanchao Dynasty. Although having been through up and down, it has remained a complete look till now. Walking about 5km towards south along Southern Tianmen Mountain, you will be entering into a holy land with flourishing old trees and murmuring silvery spring. Around the Fangguang Temple sit eight mounts which are just like lotus flower and Fangguang Temple is just like lotus nut which is just situated in the center of those eight mounts.

Fangguang Temple is not beautiful in its sense of long and deep history but also in its not carved natural beauty. Flaming maples and blackish green cedars make this temple enthusiastic. Streams in ravine jump into bottomless pool. It sounds just like sound of hitting large bell. Down along the stream, many rare plants like horizontal bean fir, silver magpie, Emmenopterys henryi can be seen. Amazingly, a sal tree growing in rock gap should be of several years’ old. Ten miles away from Fangguang Temple hides Yellow Sand Pool, White Sand Pool, Black Sand Pool and other pools. Black Sand Pool, dark black, is too deep to see the bottom and a large waterfall originates from the pool.

By Patricia

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