|Song-shan ( 嵩山 Sōng Shān )
China's Central Daoist Sacred Mountain
|Shaolin Monastery (少林寺 Shàolínsì)
Legendary Home of Bodhidharma, Seon [Chan, Zen] Buddhism and Kung-fu or Wushu
and most famous Buddhist Temple in the World
|Overview of the gigantic Zhongyue Daoist Temple on the south side of
Song-shan -- the 2nd-most-famous sacred site of this mountain. It is
20 centuries old, and contains a large shrine for this mountain's spirit.
This complex was designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in
July 2010, and includes two Han-Dynasty gates.
|north of Song-shan and across the Yellow River, near China's 2nd capital city Luoyang, is the
riverside White Horse Temple [Baima-si, Baekma-sa], the first Buddhist monastery in "China proper".