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  • Tomb of Zhaojun


    The Tomb of Wang Zhaojun, which is called Green "Grave" of "Tmur Urhu" in Mongolian, is situated in the southern suburb of Hohhot, 9 kilometers away from the urban area. It is said that it is the tomb of Wang Zhaojun -- a maid in the imperial palace of the Emperor Yuan Di of the Han Dynasty -- volunteered to marry the chief Huhanye of Xiongnu Horde as a peace envoy. The tomb is an artificial earthen mound with a height of 33 meters. According to the legend, the green grass on the huge mound never turned yellow even when late autumn came



     

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  • Dazhao Lamasery



    Dazhao Lamasery, is called "Ih Ju Zhao" (meaning a big temple), is situated in Dazhao-qian Street, Yuquan District, Hohhot. The lamasery was built by Alatan Khan--chief of Tumd Mongolian Tribe in the 7th year of Wanli Age of the Ming Dynasty. The name "Hongci Temple" was given by the imperial court of the Ming Dynasty. The name was changed into Wuliang Temple after the Qing Dynasty. As a silver Buddha Statue which is 2.5 meters high is enshrined and worshiped in the lamasery, Dazhao Lamasery is also called "Silver Buddha Temple". Dazhao Lamasery an "Imperial Temple". Dazhao Lamasery is the earliest temple of Lamaism which was built in Inner Mongolia in the Ming and Qing Dynasties.
     
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  •  Five-Pagoda Temple

     

    Jin-Gang-Zuo-She-Li Pagodas, which is popularly called Five-Pagoda Temple, is situated in the Wutasi-hou Street, Yuquan District, Hohhot. The construction of the temple began in the 5th year of the reign of the Emperor Yongzheng of the Qing Dynasty. The Pagoda is 16.5 meters high and looks like a Buddha's Warrior Attendant's seat, with a base under it and five exquisite pagodas on the base. As more than 1560 relief sculptures of Buddhas are engraved on the five pagodas, the temple enjoys the reputation of being "a 10000-Buddha Tower". In addition, there are images of Bodhisattva, the four Devarajas, Buddhist Saint, Heavenly Ladies, holy birds and animal, bodhi trees and the engraved scriptures in Mongolian, Tibetan and Sanskrit on the wall of the pagodas. On the wall facing the temple there are 3 marble relief sculptures, including a planisphere marked with Mongolian inscriptions. The pagodas are not only peculiar buildings, but also a huge exquisite carving.
       
       
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