慈济寺山门 The Gate of Ci Ji Temple2017-07-26
慈济寺山门 The Gate of Ci Ji Temple
Location: on the south bank of the WeiMing Lake
Catogory: Architectural relic
The Ji Ci Temple is also called the Flora Temple. Just opposite of the gate, there was once a main hall and two smaller halls. But in 1860, there was the burning of the legendary Garden of Perfect Brightness (Yuan Ming Yuan). As a part of that Garden, the Shuchun Garden was burned at the same time and few constructions survived. The Ji Ci Temple was destroyed in this diaster, and the gate was the only thing to be preserved.