Sunday, July 17, 2016

Picture of the Day - The Big Bell Temple

The Big Bell Temple, built in the year 1733, is a Buddhist temple located in the Haidian District of Beijing. This temple holds a magnificent collection of ancient Chinese bells and is especially famous for housing the largest bell in China called Yongle Bell (height 22 feet tall, weight 102,515 pounds) on which is inscribed Buddhist scriptures in both Chinese and Sanskrit, totaling over 227,000 characters.

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