Muta Temple in Zhangye

Why is Muta Temple So Special?

  1. Muta Temple is the only buddhist pagoda that is survived by Zhangye.
  2. The whole tower is not a single riveting, all depends on the infighting arch, the big beam column link, crisscross, the mutual pull knot, one body. The tower overlooks zhangye, and the beautiful city sunset when the weather is clear.
  3. Every evening, there are countless swallows around the tower, very spectacular. In addition, the square is also a place for leisure and entertainment for the public, which can fully feel the city culture and civic life.

Brief Introduction of Muta Temple

The wooden pagoda temple, formerly known as the Longevity Temple, is an ancient brick and wood pagoda. It is located in the south street of Zhangye City, Gansu Province. The wooden tower is one of the five – line towers in zhangye city. The tower is 32.8 meters high, the main body of the tower is wood structure, the outer eaves are built in the building, the inner wall of the tower is hollow brick, each has doors and Windows, floor, corridor and tower heart. The window was carved with flowers, and the lintel was carved with brick.  

History of Muta Temple

The temples and pagodas were first built in the Northern Zhou Dynasty or earlier. They were rebuilt in Sui, Tang, Ming and Qing dynasties. According to the “Rebuilding the Monument of the Longevity Temple”, “Sakyamuni Nirvana, cremation of Samadhi, Deshalizi 84,000 grains. King Ayu built a tower and put bottles in it, one for each grain. There are sixteen towers in Sinian China and one for Ganzhou wooden tower. Not Far East is the Great Buddha Temple. Great Buddha Temple was once the national Temple of Xixia, built by the emperor of Xixia for his mother. 

What to see in Muta Temple?

The whole building is highly symmetrical along the central axis, displaying the magnificence of the Royal temple. The temple is named for its wooden tire clay statue of a large Buddha lying in bed. The size of the Buddha is huge. One middle finger can lie flat on one person. Eight people can sit side by side on the ears. This shows how large the statue is. The transmission of the Buddha lies in the fact that from different angles, the state of the Buddha’s eyes is different. Standing in front of the face, the Buddha’s eyes are open, the Buddha’s heels are closed, and the dynamic changes of the Buddha’s eyes can be seen from head to foot. The Buddha statue is hollow with five stories high inside. People can walk in.

There are stairs between the stories. In the past, the Buddha statue was filled with Buddhist sutras and treasures worshipped by different dynasties. In the exhibition hall, Buddha statues are exhibited in a scale-down process. This scenic spot strongly suggests inviting a tour guide to explain, which will greatly optimize the experience of the visit. Attention should be paid to the fact that the tour guide can’t be invited after lunch break starts at 1:30 noon. Try to arrive before this time. In addition, in the evening, you can see the night scene of the Grand Buddha Temple on the square at the entrance of the Grand Buddha Temple. It is magnificent and brilliant. If you live near it, you can take a look at it.

Best Seasons to Visit Zhangye

The best time to visit Zhangye is from June to September, when the rainfall is relatively concentrated. During this period, it is moist and cool that makes people feel more comfortable during the journey.

How to get to Muta Temple in Zhangye

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Independent Traveler

  • Take a taxi directly from Zhangye City.
  • Take No.6, 7, 8, 9, 12 bus.

Useful Travel Tips

  1. .Avoid visiting during school holidays and Golden Week in October as there will be large numbers of local tourists.
  2. Accommodation
    You might want to consider this hotel in Muta Temple.
    Zhangye Electric Power Building – 0.1 mi (0.2 km) away
    • 3-star hotel • Free breakfast • Free parking • Free WiFi • Attentive staff

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Edited by Bella Ren/任新月