A hanging temple built on a cliff: Gugong Temple. The ancient palace temple is located on the mountainside below the foothills of the Peacock Dynasty. At the foot of the mountain is the old county town of Puland and the Peacock River. This temple is very special. The cliff on which she is located is covered with honeycomb-like caves. The old and ruined towers hang out like a balcony of a cave, forming a suspended state. The caves are the bitterness of the monks, and the residents live in them to be completely isolated from the world. At least three years of practice can be passed. Not only that, the ancient palace temple is also the ascent of the fairy Yunluoram in “Prince Nossan”, one of the eight great Tibetan operas. This drama is widely spread in Tibetan areas, and therefore Pulan County is considered to be the hometown of Prince Nossan.
Going to the ancient palace temple, you need to cross the Peacock River. On the other side of the river is the old county area that has been abandoned. There are also many caves on the cliffs of the river valley, most of which have become ruins. The bridge that is full of prayers is the old bridge, and there is a new bridge next to it, the car can pass directly.
Adjacent to the temple’s penance, the caves on the cliffs are in a variety of poses and riddled with holes. Individual caves are still inhabited by the monks who are suffering, and they are dedicated to the Buddha. Along the steep slopes, there are zigzag paths and steps connecting the various openings.
The temple does not accept tickets, and there are almost no tourists. Walking into the yard, an upright prayer column stands in the middle of it, contrasting with the nearly vertical cliffs.
Stepping up the stairs, the corner of the wall stands the “Ancient Temple” stone monument. In fact, this temple is also known as Gupland Temple, Gongbuji Temple, Hanging Temple, and the locals are also known as the “Peacock Princess Temple”. It is a Tibetan biography. Buddhist tribute to the temple of the sect.
The first building is the Jingtang, and the room is surrounded by beautiful Thangka, which is used to worship the Buddha.
A Tibetan family had just finished worshipping the Buddha and walked down the cave above the temple. The stairs were steep and the elderly needed help to pass.
Continue to pick up the stairs and look back at the temple, as well as the penetrating caves outside the temple behind the temple. While staying here, the top eaves of the temple, probed out a Tibetan young man, gestured to call us up.
This is the first layer of the temple, but the door is not open. There is a nearly vertical and narrow ladder that goes straight through the hole in the mountain and climbs up to the upper level.
This layer is a place of worshipping Buddha. There are several caves of different sizes, which are connected by a trestle and a gallery that hangs over the cliff.
The temples of Tibetan Buddhism have gold domes, usually located on the roof of the main hall building. The temple of the ancient palace is a cave. It cannot be built on the mountain. It is built on a suspended corridor.
The Buddhist temple built by the mountain has a wooden door. Each cave has different Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, and scriptures. One of the caves has ancient murals on the three walls. It is not allowed to shoot in the Buddhist temple, so it can only leave the appearance of the hole. Standing on the trestle bridge overlooking the entire county town of Pulan, the new town is building a large building, and a building rises.
I haven’t had time to read it carefully. The Tibetan boy mentioned earlier, probably the management of the temple, has been urging us to go down and say that he is going to work. Walking down the cave and looking at the Hanging Temple from the bottom up, the two-story suspended corridor is inlaid on the vertical cliff wall, more than 30 meters above the river bank, very spectacular.
The prayer wheel in the yard.
From the distance to the Hanging Temple, there is a steep hill below the temple building.
At the foot of the Gugongsi Mountain is the old town of Puland County. It is now abandoned. Most of the houses are vacant. There are red Mani stones and yak skulls on both sides of the road.