Archeologists will relocate a temple built in the early Tang
Dynasty (618 - 907) in Anyang, an ancient city in central China's
The relocation will set many technological records if
successful, said Du Qiming, director of the Henan Ancient
Architecture Preservation Research Institute.
Three of the ancient buildings will be relocated without being
dismantled but the other ten-plus buildings will be dismantled
first and then combined together in the new site, Du said.
The new site is about 300 meters away from the current location
and three meters lower, making the project remarkably difficult, Du
The temple is a prized cultural heritage, combining China's
early philosophies of Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism and
displaying ancient China's architectural and religious
(Xinhua News Agency March 11, 2006)