Because when I was at Yunju Temple, I talked to my friend about the superb murals of Fahai Temple, which immediately aroused their interest, so you must witness it with your own eyes. Check the reviews directly. Sure enough, you need to make an appointment to see the murals, and the number of people is limited. After a long phone call, I didn't expect that the last day of the appointment would still be fate. Due to the epidemic situation, the time limit for viewing the mural is now 20 minutes, and the tour guide explains it very quickly-unlike the previous one, which was almost an hour away, it was quite interesting.
Fahai Temple is near Aofengfang in Fuzhou. The temple feels rather old. It is not big and easy to find. It was evening when entering the courtyard. A monk came out and walked around the courtyard. It was very Zen-like. Maybe it was about to close the door to thank guests. Left in a hurry.
We were on the way to Wushan, passing by Fahai Temple at No. 1 Fahai Road. Time was limited, so we did not visit the temple, but took a few photos outside.
Fahai Temple is located in the center of Fuzhou, north of the bustling Jintai Road, Nantong Yushan, Wuyi Square, the gate of the temple is on the side of Fahai Road, Fahai Road is named after Fahai Temple. There is a plaque "Fahai Temple" written by Zhao Puchu on the door, which is the seat of the Buddhist Association of Fujian Province and Fuzhou City.
Fahai Temple was founded in the second year of Jin Kaiyun (945) after the Five Dynasties. It was originally named "Xingfuyuan" by Zen Master Dao Xian. It was renamed Fahai Temple during the Dazhong Xiangfu Reign (1008 ~ 1016) of the Northern Song Dynasty. It has a history of more than a thousand years. For more than a thousand years, the temple has experienced vicissitudes of life. In the seventh year of Song Zhenghe (1117), he changed his name to Taoist temple and called it "Shenxiao Palace." Soon thereafter, it was restored as a Buddhist temple.
In the Ming Dynasty, the temple was once occupied as a private villa. It was not until the Wanli period that the view was restored. After that, it was invaded by laymen for a long time. It was not until 1928 when Master Yuanying presided over Xuefeng Chongsheng Temple that Fahai Temple was recovered and rebuilt as the Xuefeng Lower Court. In 1948, the loyal monk founded the "Fahai Middle School" to recruit poor and out-of-school youths and cultivated a group of talents for the society. After the founding of the People's Republic of China, the Buddhist Associations of Fujian Province and Fuzhou City were located in the temples. During the "Cultural Revolution", except for the temple buildings, all furnishings such as Buddha statues were destroyed, and houses were occupied by factories and agencies. After 1976, the religious policy was implemented, and the monastery was returned to the Buddhist community and renovated. In the early morning of February 7, 2011, a fire broke out in Fahai Temple, a thousand-year-old temple in Fuzhou. The fire was extinguished an hour later, causing no casualties.
The main buildings of Fahai Temple are Shanmen, Tianwang Hall, Daxiong Hall, Dabei Pavilion, Honghua Building, and guest rooms. Fahai Temple is mainly famous for the murals in the temple. After more than 500 years of long years, the six walls of the Great Hall of Fahai Temple have retained nine extremely exquisite Ming Dynasty murals.
When I was young, I often went to burn incense with my grandmother. My grandmother hasn't been there for ten years after her death. I came to see today. It hasn't changed. It's still pretty much the same, but my grandmother is no longer there, and I don't know where to go. Peach blossom still smiles.
Fuzhou Fahai Temple is located at No. 1 Fahaisi Road, which is also beside the north gate of the mountain. Fahai Temple is not big, which means that there is only two entrances, and the roof of the main hall has been lost for some reason. .