Temple in northeast China celebrates millennium anniversary

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SHENYANG, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- A series of commemorative activities were held from Saturday and Sunday to mark the millennium anniversary of a temple in northeast China's Liaoning Province.

The events were held to mark 1,000 years of the Fengguo Temple in the county of Yixian. The temple, covering an area of 60,000 square meters, boasts the world's biggest and oldest cluster of colored clay sculptures.

The activities included a seminar on the protection of the temple, an unveiling ceremony of a millennium monument, an exhibition and a recitation in which about 100 primary school students participated.

The temple was built in 1020 during the Liao Dynasty (907-1125).

"The temple's worth is seen in its architecture, paintings, sculptures, stone carvings and murals," said Wang Fei, head of Yixian county's bureau of cultural relics. "It is a perfect combination of architecture, history and culture."

Experts have called for joint efforts by the whole society to continue protecting the temple. Enditem

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