On 17th Dec, part of the delegates for Miss tourism Queen International 2011 has visited the famous Buddiest temple – Famen Temple.
Famen Temple, renowned for storing the veritable Finger Bone of the Sakyamuni Buddha, is located in Fufeng County of Shaanxi Province, 120km east of Xian and 96km west of Baoji. Built during the Eastern Han Dynasty to enshrine Sakyamuni’s sarira, Famen Temple, which was built around the dagoba, was originally named “Asoka Temple.” During the Sui Dynasty, it was renamed “Chengshi Buddha Mandala.” In the Tang Dynasty, it was given its present name “Famen Temple.” Later, by holding several ceremonies enshrining the relic of Sakyamuni’s finger bone, Famen Temple became a world-famous Buddhist temple. The most representative structures in the temple are the Famen Temple Pagoda and Famen Temple Museum.
The Delegates have a vegetarian lunch and have enjoy the Saanxi Culture Show, they also involved in the Pigeons release ceremony and tour around the temple in the afternoon.