"Green Lotus Peak - Buddhist Jian Zhen" Yangshuo Things to Do Tip by Willettsworld

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Jian Zhen (688-763 A.D.) was from Yangshuo and was a famous Buddhist in the Tang dynasty. He was invited by Japanese overseas scholars Rongrui and Puzhao to visit Japan. He tried to voyage by boat to Japan but failed every time. On his fifth attempt in 748 A.D. he had to turn back due to a storm and arrived in Yangshuo and the temple here to exchange Buddhism with the local monks. He successfully reached Japan on his sixth voyage and later contributed a lot to Sino-Japanese relations.

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