DAMING MONASTERY (DAMING SI)
Daming Monastery (Daming Si)
You can't visit the Jiangsu Province in China and not visit the Daming Monastery (Daming Si or Daming Temple). The temple complex is a combination of attractions that reflect the history, religion, and architecture of the people. The Maitreya or Laughing Buddha welcomes visitors, irrespective of whether you are a devotee or tourists. In the Mahavira Hall you will find the main statue of Sakyamuni Buddha. This temple is a regular place of worship for farmers who believe that it brings good harvests and prosperity. There is a Scriptures Repository where ancient Buddhist religious texts are preserved. The landscaped gardens and architecture are a photographer's delight.