Geographic location:Jiangsu Wuxi
Famous scenery:Lingshan Buddha, Jiulong Bathing, Lingshan Fan Palace, Wuyin Mandala, Huanhua Bay
Opening hours: 7：30—17：30
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Wuxi Lingshan Scenic Spot is located on the coast of Taihu Lake in Wuxi City, Jiangsu Province. It covers an area of about 30 hectares. It consists of Xiaoling Mountain, Xiangfu Temple, Lingshan Buddha, Tianxia First Palm, Baizi Opera Maitreya, Buddhist Culture Expo, Wanfo Hall, etc. The composition of the attractions. It integrates lakes and mountains, garden squares, Buddhist culture and historical knowledge. It is the most complete and unique Buddhist cultural theme park in China that focuses on the achievements of Sakyamuni.
The history of Lingshan can be traced back to the Tang Dynasty more than 1,000 years ago. According to legend, Xuanzang returned from the West and traveled to the southeast to see Xiaolin Mountain. The victory of 鹫 also!” So I named this mountain Xiaolingshan. The Lingbi Mountain in India is the place where Sakyamuni became a Buddha. It is a famous Buddhist shrine, and the younger disciple is here to preside over the opening ceremony. The Xiaolingshan Temple has gradually developed. The Lingshan Giant Buddha standing in the south of Xiaoling Mountain, including the lotus seat, is eighty-eight meters high, which is equivalent to the height of a 30-storey building. It is more than a mountain in which the mountain is a Buddha and the Buddha is a mountain. The Buddha is still 17 meters tall and is by far the tallest Buddha statue in China. If a three-story base is added, the total height is 101.5 meters. The Lingshan Buddha looks down and his eyes are wise and kind. The white clouds in the blue sky make people feel the “moving” of the Buddha. The body of the Lingshan Buddha is well-proportioned, and the pleats of the clothing are bright and flowing, and the elegant and elegant makes the distance and perspective very suitable.
Mr. Zhao Puchu has the poem of “Lingshan Big Buddha”: “The lake is a glass of pure glass, and the back of the mountain is full of knowledge. The body and the cloud are in the rain, and the eyes are plunged into the public. From the sacred traces to Wuxi, with the group When I see friends and teachers, the world of peace and the heart.”
Lingshan Shengjing began construction in 1994, and built the first phase project in 1994-1997 to build Lingshan Giant Buddha (main building), the world’s first palm, Baizi opera Maitreya, Xiangfu Temple, Buddhist Culture Expo, Wanfo Hall and other attractions.
In 1996, the annual New Year Lingshan listening to the bells began.
On November 15, 1997, the Lingshan Buddha’s opening ceremony was co-chaired by the three major sects of the world today.
In 1998, a large-scale commemoration of Buddhism was introduced into China in 2000.
In 2000, the third Lingshan Cultural Tourism Festival was held.
In 2002-2003, the second phase of the project was established to build attractions such as Jiulong Bathing (main building), Dazhaobi, Wuming Bridge, Bujiaotan, Wuzhimen, Bodhi Avenue, Demon Relief, and Ashoka.
On April 20, 2002, the fifth anniversary of the opening of the Lingshan Buddha–the “Weekly Meets” large-scale variety event entered Lingshan.
In 2002, China Central Television’s “Let the World Know You” column was held in the context of the Lingshan Giant Buddha and the Statue of Liberty through modern communication technology, and held the “Dialogue between the Big Buddha and the Statue of Liberty”.
In 2003, the launching ceremony of the Jiangsu tourism industry was held in Lingshan.
In 2003, the Prince of Lingshan was held like the Dafa Reign of the Millennium.
On October 1st, 2003, the “Lingshan Night” music fireworks show was grandly debuted in Lingshan.
In 2004, the first “Human Buddhism and Social Care” seminar was held in Lingshan, Wuxi.
On December 30, 2004, “A Thousand Hands Guanyin” was held in Lingshan – Wuxi Lingshan Large Charity Gala.
On August 13, 2005, “Gratefulness and Blessing” Lingshan Blessings and Students’ Large-scale Friendship Association was held in Lingshan.
On November 3, 2005, the “Reconstruction of the 10th Anniversary of Xiangfu Temple” was held in front of the Daxiong Hall of the Xiangfu Temple in Lingshan, Wuxi.
The third phase of the project was built in 2006-2009. The project covers an area of more than 600 acres and has a total construction area of over 80,000 square meters. It consists of Lingshan Vatican, Wuyin Mandala and Fan Palace Square. Lingshan Pagoda and Lingshan Buddha The college, Buddhist meditation center three supporting projects and related auxiliary buildings.
On July 15, 2006, the Lingshan Charity Foundation and the “New Education” research group carried out a new education in Lingshan Tsinghua Park.
From December 16th to 17th, 2006, the first “China Wuxi Lingshan Winning Conference” was held.
On October 28, 2007, Lingshan Academy was established.
On November 10, 2007, the celebration of the tenth anniversary of the opening of the Lingshan Buddha was held.
On May 11th, 2008, Lingshan Shengjing held the “Bathroom Buddha Heart and Thanksgiving”, the 2008 Lingshan Buddha’s Birthday Celebration.
In 2009, the 2nd World Buddhist Forum was held in Lingshan.
On January 1, 2011, the Buddhist cultural relics of the Lingshan Vatican Palace opened.
On the morning of November 15, 2011, the 14th anniversary of the opening of Lingshan Buddha was held in Wuxi Lingshan.
In October 2012, “Lingshan Thanksgiving began from the heart” – the 15th anniversary of the opening of Wuxi Lingshan.
In April 2013, “Blessings of Upwardness” was held – the first Lingshan Perfume Hailian Lantern Festival.
In January 2014, the 4th Lingshan Clifford Culture was opened.
In April 2015, “Fusheng and My Heart” was held – Lingshan held the second “Buddha’s Birthday Carnival”.
Lingshan Buddha is located in the Xiaolingshan area on the south side of Qinshan Peak, Mashan, Wuxi City, Jiangsu Province. It was originally the site of the Tang and Song Dynasty famous temple Xiangfu Temple. Located at 31°25′ north latitude and 119°43′ east longitude. Lingshan in the north and Taihu Lake in the south.
Wuxi Lingshan Big Buddha Scenic Area belongs to the north subtropical monsoon climate, with four distinct seasons, humid climate, abundant rainfall, abundant sunshine, long frost-free period, and many north winds in winter. It is affected by cold air in the northern continent, dry and cold, mostly southerly in summer, affected by the ocean monsoon. It is hot and humid, with many “meiyu” at the turn of spring and summer, and more typhoons in late summer and early autumn.
Mountain Giant Buddha
The location of the Buddha is the Xiaoling Mountain named by Tang Xuanzang, hence the name Lingshan Buddha. The Lingshan Giant Buddha was built under the auspices of the former Chinese Buddhist Association President Zhao Puchu. During the construction of the Lingshan Buddha, Mr. Zhao proposed the concept of “Five-Five Five Buddhas” in Shenzhou – with the completion of the Lingshan Buddha, it was completed. The pattern of the “Five-Five Five Buddhas” of the Eastern Lingshan Giant Buddha, the Southern Temple of Heaven Buddha, the Western Leshan Giant Buddha, the Northern Yungang Big Buddha, and the Central Plains Longmen Big Buddha. As the tallest open-air bronze Sakyamuni statue in the world, the Lingshan Buddha has a height of 88 meters, a Buddha body of 79 meters and a lotus petal of 9 meters. It is welded from 1,560 pieces of 6-8 mm thick copper siding with a weld length of 35 km, which makes it look like a seamless coat. The Big Buddha casts about 700 tons of copper, and the copper plate area is more than 9,000 square meters, about one and a half football fields. In the construction process of the Big Buddha, modern high-tech technologies such as advanced wind, shock, and lightning protection were used. Among them, the lightning rod was cleverly hidden in the hair of the Buddha. The Big Buddha’s right-handed day is called “the application of fearless printing”, which means to remove the pain for the sentient beings; the left-handed, called “the willingness to print”, is intended to bless the sentient beings. No matter which position, the Buddha’s “eyes” always follow the visitors, all of which benefit from the sculptor’s ingenuity. There are many legends among the people, tourists and believers, such as the singular image of the Lingshan Buddha when it was opened, and the auspicious weather of the Prince when it was opened in the Millennium. The Lingshan Buddha is a large-scale art treasure that integrates culture, art and religion.
The long ladder leading to the foot of the Lingshan Buddha is called the “Dengyun Road”. There are a total of 216 grades on Dengyun Avenue. There are seven platforms. From the bottom up, I can see that the steps are not visible. From the top to the bottom, I can see that the platform does not see the steps, which means “saving a living spirit and winning a seven-level floating battalion”. There are seven giant stone inscriptions in the middle of Dengyun Road, which constitutes a collection of Lingshan history, which records the glorious history of Lingshan from the disciples of Tang Xuanzhen, the glimpse of the Master of the Temple, and the opening of the Lingshan Buddha. Buddhism believes that there are 108 kinds of troubles and 108 kinds of wishes in life, and it is 216 steps, which means that the troubles are exhausted and the wish is complete.
An ancient well on the left side of Dengyun Road is called the “hexagonal well” and the engraved text on the kerf. According to historical records, Tang Shixiang Fusi Temple is used for the purpose of sipping drinking, digging a well in the Temple West Tea Garden, a tea house well. It is said that the tea Saint Lu Yu once tasted the spring water in the well, and believed that Ganzi is sweet and sweet, and is highly regarded as one of the top ten famous springs in the south of the Yangtze River.
A huge lotus bronze sculpture with a stagnation to be placed stands on the Kowloon Bathing Square. The huge lotus flower is lifted by four mighty strong men, the bottom is set against a white round marble pool, nine dragons and eight different forms. The guarantor surrounds a huge pool. Lingshan Shengjing’s large-scale music dynamic group sculpture “Kowloon bathing, flowers and seeing Buddha” reproduces the story of the birth of Buddha Sakyamuni. According to the Buddhist text “The Bank”, the Buddha Sakyamuni can walk and walk when he is born. He walked seven steps in four directions in the southeast and northwest. Each step, a lotus flower was opened on the ground. One finger, one finger, said: “The sky is the world, the only one is the only one.” At this time, there are two pools of water in the garden. There are nine dragons in the sky, spit out the water column, and bathe them.
When the music of “Buddhist Buddha” was played, the huge six-piece lotus petals slowly opened, and a statue of a golden body prince with a height of 7.2 meters was thrown up from the lotus flower with one finger and one finger. At the time, a dozens of meters of water columns were sprayed in the mouth of the Kowloon Bay to bathe the Buddha statue. In an instant, the square is full of drums and the fountains are in abundance. The Buddha statue of the prince is surrounded by a clockwise circle in the giant water curtain, which symbolizes “flowers to see the Buddha” and “fog light.” As the music faded, the lotus petals wrapped around the Buddha statue slowly. The water flowing out of the mouth of the eight groups of phoenixes around the fountain is for drinking. According to Buddhism, this clean water is the “eight merits water”, that is, the Buddhist “holy water”.
Around the square is a transfer corridor with a total of 108 prayer wheels. The prayer wheel is a special instrument for Tibetan Buddhism to pray for blessings. After one week, it is equal to reading the scriptures again, and the merits are infinite. It can be transferred for one week, which means that you have read hundreds of scriptures, and you have a hundredfold merits and a long life.
Lingshan Fan Palace
Lingshan Vatican Palace is a cultural building integrating tourism, conference, exhibition and cultural experience. The whole building is built on the mountain, combining Chinese Buddhist cave art and traditional Buddhist architectural elements. The building is 150 meters wide and 180 meters deep. The total area is 50,000 square meters. The main building is divided into two parts: the southern part and the north part. The outer five towers are designed and decorated according to the “Huata” in the Dunhuang murals: the interior has tall columns, large span beams and columns, towering domes, The large-scale hall, each space is independent and interconnected, consisting of the entrance hall, the gallery hall, the tower hall, the altar, the three-way conference hall (the Han Chuan Conference Hall, the Tibetan Conference Hall, the South Passage Conference Hall), the Thousand People Ballroom, etc. composition. The Vatican Palace is the main venue for the 2nd World Buddhist Forum. It has a variety of functions such as conferences and performances, and can hold large international conferences for 2,000 people. The performance of “Lingshan Jixiang”, which is held regularly every day at the Vatican Palace, uses advanced multimedia technology to bring a new visual feast to the audience. The Vatican Palace, together with the Five Seals Mandala and the Manfei Dragon Tower, represent the three major Buddhist languages.
Wuyin Mandala covers an area of 8,000 square meters and is 31.55 meters high, with a total of six floors. The Mandala is dedicated to the Five Five Buddhas, namely the Southern Baosheng Buddha, the Western Amitabha Buddha, the Northern Low Buddha, the Oriental Aunt Buddha, and the Central Vishnu Buddha. Its solemn and splendid appearance, dazzling golden dome, huge gold bottle, striking Jingjing and Jingjing, highlight the charming style of Tibetan ancient architecture; its interior is holy and beautiful, perfectly blending painting, murals, wood carvings, Thangka, wall decorations, gold-plated and other Tibetan decorative techniques showcase the unique art of the mandala. Visitors can participate in interactive folk activities such as lighting butter lamps and pushing Mani cylinders.
Xiang Fu Temple
The ancient temple of Xiangfu Temple was built in the Tang Dynasty. It has a strong incense in history and a high-pitched sorghum. It is known as the “Mountain Lianling, Fajici”. According to legend, the Tang dynasty Xuanzang Sanzang Master had traveled here, because the main peak after the temple was similar to that of the Lingtian Mountain, which was taken by the Western Heavens. The name of the ancestors was “Xiaoling Mountain”, and the generals of Hangyong saw Xuan Zang’s so much like this “feng shui”. “Bao Di”, he invested in the construction of the “Xiaoling Mountain Brake” at the foot of the mountain, and was the first presiding by Xuan Zang’s big apprentice. Since the Tang Dynasty, this historical story has been widely circulated in the local area. In the Northern Song Dynasty Xiangfu years, the temple was renamed “Xiangfu Temple”. However, the vicissitudes of life, Xiangfu Temple was destroyed in the war in the 1930s. After the reform and opening up, this ancient temple with a history of more than 1,300 years was rebuilt, and the abbot was sorghum, and the incense became increasingly prosperous, becoming an important Buddhist shrine along the Taihu Lake. The existing ancient well lotus pond and ginkgo plum pile in the temple have become the remains of history and culture and the witness of the millennium rain and rain in the ancient temple.
The demons embossed the story of the Buddha’s demonization. The whole wall was forged from copper, 26 meters wide and 8 meters high. According to legend, after three years of asceticism, Sakyamuni meditated under the Bodhi tree and vowed that “if you can’t understand the truth of everything in the universe, you will never leave this place.” In the middle of the sculpture, the Buddha sits on the ground and touches the ground with one hand. For the “Devil’s Seal”, the two sides of the Buddha show the devil’s use of power, treasure, and beauty to lure the Buddha, use the Buddha, and use the magical demon to threaten the Buddha. The Buddha was unmoved and defeated the attack of the demon king. After seven days and seven nights, he finally overcome the obstacles of money, power, female color, fear, jealousy, etc., and finally realized the real big sensation, and the heavens and the earth were The vibration. In front of the Buddha, the land gods in front of the Buddha, telling the local hunters about the story of Sakyamuni becoming a Buddha.
The first palm of the world
The first palm of the world is a copy of the right hand of Lingshan Buddha. It is exactly the same shape and size as the right hand of Lingshan Buddha, and it is copied in a ratio of 1:1. The palm is up to 11.7 meters, which is equivalent to the height of three floors, 5.5 meters wide, and the diameter of the finger is 1 meter, with a total weight of 13 tons. The print of the Buddha’s palm is “the fearless print”, which means expelling the suffering of all beings and making all beings fearless.
Baizi Opera Maitreya
The image of Maitreya, the smile of the world, is a familiar and loved one. Large bronze art treasures “Hundreds of Maitreya”, reclining and lying Maitreya look and sly, smiles can be awkward. On the body of Maitreya, there are a whole hundred small urchins who are playing and playing, all of them are different and lifelike. According to legend, these little urchins are testing the weight of Maitreya, is it really like the world’s praise, “the big belly can tolerate, the world can not tolerate things; the kindness often laughs, laughs at the world’s ridiculous people.” Some in the pyramids, some in the tug-of-war Some are holding the twigs of Maitreya’s navel, and more naughty peeing on Maitreya. But Maitreya is not at all moved, still happy, so it is Maitreya.
Buddhist Expo Hall
Located in the base of the Lingshan Buddha. The Buddhism Culture Expo Museum displays the rich Buddhist cultural content of the Five Five Buddhas, the Tibetan Buddhism, the South Passage and the Han Chuan Buddhism. It embodies the profound and long-standing Buddhist culture. The entire exhibition hall has a total area of 10,000 square meters and is elegant in style. It uses a detailed text introduction, pictures, objects, multimedia and other forms to fully display the historical origin, spread, evolution of Buddhism and its profound influence on Chinese culture and art. The pavilion is divided into three layers, which gathers all the essence of Buddhist culture. There is a Buddhist temple “the treasure of the town hall” – the five hundred Luo Hantang of Beijing Wanshou Mountain carved with the Han Dynasty. The Fobo Pavilion is the main line of the exhibition, including the Five Five Buddhas of Shenzhou, the Four Great Foshans of China, the Tibetan Buddhism, the South Buddhism, the Chinese Buddhism, the Chinese and foreign exchanges, and the interior and exterior halls. Foshan Hall, eight exhibition halls, multi-purpose halls and many other parts.
Lingshan Wuzhimen is a large-scale stone building with profound Buddhist cultural connotation. It uses more than 1,000 tons of granite stone. The north and south faces are engraved with the six characters of the “six degrees” of Buddhism, such as “giving, holding, forbearing, advancing, meditation, and prajna.” The “six degrees” popular saying is that the people who learn the Buddha reach the six codes of conduct of the great wisdom of the Dharma. The five-door gate pillars are carved from the whole granite. Each stone pillar has a mighty stone lion. The lion’s lion is a symbol of the four-party spread of the sound in Buddhism. There are also couplets of famous celebrities on both sides of the doorpost.
In January 2001, it was awarded the title of “National AAAA Grade Tourist Area” by the National Tourism Administration.
February 2007 Appraised as one of the top ten tourist attractions in Jiangsu Province
In March 2009, it was awarded the title of “National AAAAA Level Scenic Spot” by the National Tourism Administration.
In December 2010, it was awarded the title of “20 Most Popular Yangtze River Delta Expo Theme Tour Demonstration Points” issued by Shanghai Tourism Bureau, Jiangsu Provincial Tourism Bureau and Zhejiang Provincial Tourism Bureau.
In May 2012, it was awarded the title of “World Buddhist Forum Permanent Site” by the State Religious Affairs Bureau.
August 15, 2013 won the “Best Lights in China”
In November 2013, at the 2013 Tourism Integration and Innovation Forum hosted by Xinhuanet, it was awarded the title of “The Most Beautiful China·Cultural Charm Destination Destination”
Qinglong and Bajiaojing
The octagonal well is the well that the monks in the temple cook to take water from the laundry. It is called the octagonal well because the well is in the shape of an octagonal. The octagonal well has a depth of ten feet and a depth of eight feet. Therefore, looking down from the edge of the well, the black and black look is not the end. The common people say that this well passes through the Taihu Lake. Although the well is in the highlands, no matter whether it is dry or big, There are so many waters in the well, not bad.
It is rumored that during the Tianqi period of the Ming Dynasty, one day the winds of the Taihu Lake were raging, and the waves were high and rainy. All the fishing boats were upside down in the water. The situation was very dangerous. It turned out that a yellow dragon came from the East China Sea, and it was awkward in the lake. The ordinary people can’t go fishing in the lake, and this Huanglong sees everyone afraid of it, and it has become more and more difficult to stir up the Taihu Lake. The people who ventured out of the boat were also destroyed by the ship. The ordinary people had to go to Xiangfu Temple to enter the incense and seek bodhisattva blessing, and more and more people, the voice is getting bigger and bigger, and the Qinglong, who lives in the octagonal well, can hear clearly. This Qinglong is the god of the lake in Taihu Lake. Because the Taihu Lake has been peaceful and safe, it has been hiding in the octagonal well to cultivate self-cultivation. It listens to the crying of the fishermen, and feels that the octagonal well is not in the water. Therefore, angered the heart, Huang Long actually dared to go to Taihu Lake to make trouble, is this not with my Qinglong? See how I go to clean it up.
This evening, the moon was in a hurry, and the people were still asking for Buddha on the main hall. After the third time, I saw a blue light flashing through the octagonal well. After a huge sound, I saw only a healthy dragon and broke out. Going straight to Taihu Lake, the monks and ordinary people in the temple believed in the connection between the octagonal well and Taihu Lake. This Qinglong went to Taihu Lake and fought against the East China Sea Huanglong for a round of nine hundred and eighty, only to defeat Huanglong, and Taihu Lake restored its former calm.
Early the next morning, everyone went to the octagonal well to see that the octagonal kerb was knocked over by the angry green dragon. The kerb that was knocked down fell on the side of the mountain pass. People called the dragon stone. The octagonal well, also has a long name of Longjing. It is said that every time the Emperor Qianlong went to Xiangfu Temple, he would use the water of this Longjing to make tea in the temple.
Lingshan “Ancient Ginkgo”
There is an ancient ginkgo tree behind the new main hall of Xiangfu Temple. This ginkgo tree can only be surrounded by four people. Ginkgo biloba is a living fossil tree in China, and this ginkgo is passed down from the Tang Dynasty when it was built. It is also very precious. This tree tree is old and hollow. From the surrounding, the look is different. The tree is milky. In autumn, the branches are covered with ginkgo. It is like a starry sky. It is very beautiful. People say that this tree is a town temple. God tree.
According to legend, this ginkgo has a giant python hidden in it. This giant scorpion is covered with blue light. It never comes out. It is only in the middle of the Mid-Autumn Festival on August 15 every year, from the upper reaches of the tree, quietly around the temple for a week. I climbed back to the tree hole, and it was like this every year. It never happened to hurt people. Therefore, seeing the temple in the Mid-Autumn Festival in August has become a major event in Xiangfu Temple. Every year during the Mid-Autumn Festival, you can see it. The local bureaucrats thought that it was unlucky. They sent troops to capture it, but found that the tree hole was hollow and there was nothing in it. So it was spread for a while. This green dragonfly is a god, and the good man and the female who went to Xiangfu Temple are also here. Under the ancient ginkgo tree, I would like to leave. Because there is no giant cockroach, some people say that there is no such thing at all, but the monk in the temple said that they have seen it, because when the harvest of ginkgo is harvested, the giant scorpion shakes the tree, letting the white fruit fall, saving the monks from making choices. The bitterness.
Time passed by, the Xiangfu Temple, where the incense was flourishing, reached the end of the Ming Dynasty. Due to the war, it gradually declined, and the number of pilgrims became less and less. The temple also took more than half. In the early Qing Dynasty, it only barely maintained the endgame, but the giant Every time the golden autumn ginkgo mature season still comes out. So until Kangxi four years (1665), there were two strange things happening on Mashan Island. One was Xiaolanshan Houwan Village. One tiger trail left Mashan from the lake and the other was the ancient ginkgo. The giant python did not come out this Mid-Autumn Festival, and it did not appear again in the second year. The residents on Mashan Island felt very strange. Later, they came to visit a monk. After hearing this story, they solved the mystery: On both sides of Xiangfu Temple, it is Yulong Mountain, Baihu Mountain, and Xiaoling Mountain behind the temple. The common people called it the tiger’s tail. The green biloba in the ancient ginkgo and the tiger that went to the lake were the gods of the two mountains of Qinglong and Baihu. For many years, I have been guarding the temple of Xiangfu Temple, but now the incense is getting thinner, and the two gods are helpless, and they are disappointed.
Everyone listened to the analysis of the tour party, and they all felt that it was the case, and they were busy asking what to do. You Fang said that this is simple, just reinvigorate the Zen forest. So the people responded, but after the war, the people were also poor people. The cost of reconstruction has been difficult to raise. After Haiyang’s Su Yujing heard about this incident, he felt very magical and felt the Holy Spirit of Xiangfu Temple, so he donated money to rebuild Fusi Temple, which began in Kangxi for six years, lasted for nine years and was completed. Su Zijing deeply felt that there was no way for the Buddhist monks to visit the Dafa. The horses in the mountains and the mountains, Xu Dingchen, went around to find the sorghum in the Lingyan Mountain in Suzhou. He was the master of the dynasty, and he was invited to the Xiangfu Temple to reopen the law. Since then, Xiangfu Temple has restored its former prosperity and became the holy place of Buddhism that is surrounded by good men and women around Taihu Lake.
Tea St. and Hexagonal Well
In the valley west of Xiangfu Temple, there are half acre of tea gardens. According to legend, it was planted by the monks of the Xiaolingshan Temple in the Tang Dynasty. On the edge of the tea garden, there was a tea pot, and there was a well next to the tea pot, called the hexagonal well, also called the tea house well. This is the ancestor of Wuxi tea. The former pilgrim literati, whoever went to Xiangfu Temple, will go to this tea pot and use this hexagonal well water to cook tea. Because of the tea fragrance, the people who won the crystal tea praised it, and it was a must.
Legend has it that during the Tang Dynasty, the tea saint Lu Yu traveled around and visited the famous tea in the world. Hearing that on the Mashan Island, there was a famous spring tea on the west button, and he was happy to go to the island to find the love in the heart. I used the small spring to make tea, and I felt very enjoyable. I stayed on this island and cooked tea every day. I wrote his “Tea Classic”, which was passed down through the ages, and also went to the island to play. One day, Lu Yu went to the faucet to play. After passing through Xiangfu Temple, he suddenly smelled a strange smell. When he heard it, he immediately became intoxicated. The original time was just Qingming. The old tea in the temple was being processed, and it was smelled by Lu Yu. . He immediately turned around the horse’s head and went straight to the Xiangfu Temple. He came to the temple and asked the temple to inquire. He quickly asked the temple to taste it. The family was compassionate and immediately accepted his request. Lu Yu not only Tea is obsessed, and at the same time, the water of drinking tea is also particularly particular. When you go out, you will bring your own tea. On this day, he brought the water of the small spring. This spring is famous in the world, but after the water is bumping on the horseback, the taste of the water has deteriorated. This Lu Yu is very worried. He is busy asking the temple, and there is good water in the temple. The answer is that there is no well dug in the temple, only a spring next to the temple, the temple is used to cook water for cooking. This Lu Yu’s heart is cold, but good tea is in hand, how can he let it go, water is not famous, and quickly asked the follower to take a pot to cook tea immediately, the water opened a tea, the fragrance overflowed, just started to the mouth, It is sweet in the sputum, and it feels refreshing and sweet after drinking. What surprised Lu Yu is that the spring water in this temple is sweet and sweet. It is really the top grade in the spring. The good tea is well matched with water.
Since the identification of this tea saint Lu Yu, the tea and spring of such a temple have become famous, the literati poetry, the good man and the devotee, the tea to enter the temple has become a must-do homework, and the atmosphere is flourishing. In the Ming Dynasty, in order to facilitate visitors to drink tea, The special dragon in the temple excavated this is the hexagonal well today.