[Explanation] On May 20, a reporter from China News Agency saw in Gucheng Village, Wuxiang County, Changzhi City, Shanxi Province, that Dayun Temple, a key national cultural relics protection unit, has carved beams and painted buildings, flying eaves and bucket arches, and continuous murals, which are of great artistic value.

The Wutong Stone Stele stands quietly, as if silently telling the history of this thousand-year-old temple.

  [Explanation] Dayun Temple is a two-entry courtyard, consisting of the main hall, the outer hall, the east and west side halls, and the two ear rooms.

The entire building of the temple covers an area of ​​more than 7,900 square meters.

It is about the seat of Nieshi County in the Eastern Han Dynasty.

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  The main hall is an institution in the Jin and Yuan Dynasties, and the rest are buildings in the Ming and Qing Dynasties.

In the 4th year of Qinghe River in Northern Qi Dynasty, it was rebuilt and renamed Dayun Temple in Northern Song Dynasty.

  [Explanation] In the main hall of Dayun Temple, the reporter saw that the east and west walls and the back wall were painted with murals.

It is understood that the murals describe the process of Sakyamuni's Nirvana becoming a Buddha.

  [Explanation] Because of its long history, unique architectural style, and relatively well-preserved main structure, in 2001, Dayun Temple in Wuxiang County was announced by the State Council as the fifth batch of national key cultural relics protection units.

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  The main feature of the buildings in the Jin and Yuan Dynasties is that the entire bucket arch is relatively large.

The huge bucket arch solves the problem of lighting.

The whole bucket arch is inclined in one direction, which solves the problem of windproof and shock absorption.

  [Explanation] The main building of Dayun Temple is the Three Buddha Hall, which is the original building in the Jin and Yuan Dynasties. The hall was built using the method of shifting columns and reducing columns. Only three inner columns are used, the beam frame is simple, and the materials are huge.

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  Let's look at this pillar now. It is relatively large at the bottom and delicate at the top. It is connected to the bottom by one column, which constitutes the base of the entire building, making the area of ​​the entire hall appear very spacious.

  [Explanation] One column is a thousand miles away, saving labor and materials, ingenious design and unique ingenuity, which makes people secretly admire the wisdom and courage of the ancient working people.

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  The stele we are seeing now is the earliest, it was from the Jin Taihe period, the remaining four steles, one from the Chenghua period of the Ming Dynasty, and the remaining three steles were seriously weathered, according to experts’ research, they belonged to the Qing Dynasty. and the Republic of China years.

  [Explanation] Although the inscriptions on the inscription are somewhat vague and the body of the inscription has been eroded by wind and rain, its long history highlights its unique value.

In particular, the ancient craftsmen are good at moving the column method and the column reduction method of construction technology, which has left us eternal wealth and endless thinking.

  Report from Changzhi, Shanxi

Responsible editor: [Lu Yan]

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