China News Service, Chongqing, September 28 (Zhong Yan Yang Lili) The reporter learned from the Dazu Rock Carving Research Institute on the 28th that after two years of preliminary preparations, the world cultural heritage "Dazu Rock Carvings" is an important part of the Baoding Mountain Cliff Statue Group— - The Guangguan Temple officially started the renovation project a few days ago.

The picture shows the renovation of the Guangda Temple.

Photo courtesy of Dazu Rock Carving Research Institute

  According to reports, the vast temple was built in the Song Dynasty. After several times of prosperity and demolition, the existing buildings in the temple are all buildings in the late Qing Dynasty, covering a total area of ​​about 3,000 square meters.

The monastery sits in the east and faces west, backed by the green hills, and built on the basis of the mountains. room.

There are various stone or clay statues in each hall of the temple.

  The relevant person in charge of the Dazu Rock Carving Research Institute said that the buildings of the vast temples have clear functions, and their scale, shape, and decoration all comply with the regulations of the architectural hierarchy of the Qing Dynasty, representing the higher-standard architectural forms at that time, and fully demonstrating the relationship between Buddhist temples and nature. The proportions and organization of space.

In terms of the study of architectural space organization, this has important practical value for studying the layout of Buddhist monasteries in the Qing Dynasty, and also has a good supplement and improvement to the history of the cliff statues in Baoding Mountain.

  It is worth mentioning that the monastery has an ingenious architectural structure, exquisite craftsmanship and gorgeous decoration.

From roof ridges to eaves, from gables to patios, from beams to partitions, from eaves to iron ornaments, from sculptures to steles, from color paintings to ink paintings, they are all different and unique, reflecting the essence of national artistic traditions. It vividly reflects the characteristics of Chongqing's regional culture and folk customs, and can be called a model of Chongqing's folk architecture and decorative arts.

The picture shows the renovation of the Guangda Temple.

Photo courtesy of Dazu Rock Carving Research Institute

  The reporter was informed that due to disrepair for a long time, the ancient buildings of the temple once experienced dangerous situations such as roof leakage, roof ridge fracture, decay and splitting of wooden components and even cavities.

  The renovation will target ancient buildings such as the temple gate, Daxiong Hall, Guanyin Hall, etc., to protect the ancient buildings of the temple to the greatest extent by taking roofing repairs, repairing ridge decorations, replacing wooden components, repairing walls, oil decorations, and termite control. The authenticity and integrity of its courtyard environment, restore the original appearance and function of the building as much as possible, so that it can prolong its life. The protection and repair project is scheduled to be completed in May 2023.

  The restored Guangsi Temple will still be used as one of the main scenic spots in the Baoding Mountain Stone Carving Scenic Spot to carry out various cultural activities.