| Zhanshan Temple
Zhanshan Temple (湛山寺) is a Buddhist temple in Qingdao on the southern side of Zhanshan Mountain.
Built in 1945, it is the only temple in downtown Qingdao and also the newest in China. It consists of three courts.
Returning to the central path, directly ahead is the Heavenly King Hall. The large Buddha, which is the focal point of this shrine, is flanked by four large statues, one depicting a pipa player. Directly behind Heavenly King Hall is the larger Hall of Sakyamuni，which honors the founder of Buddhism, the son of a king of the Sakya clan of the Kshatriya (i.e., warriors). Continuing along the central path, the next building is the Preaching Hall. To its left is the Hall of the Recumbent Buddha.
April 8 of the lunar calendar is traditionally observed as the birthday of Buddha. On that day, thousands of Buddhists flock to the monastery grounds to attend religious events.
Add: Hong Kong West Road, Shinan District 市南区香港西路
Admission: 8 yuan (high season); 5 yuan (low season)
How to get there: Buses No.26, 206, 310, 370 to the Zhanshan Temple stop
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