"Purple Cloud Temple" Tiantai Things to Do Tip by we2364

Tiantai Things to Do: 10 reviews and 31 photos


It's a temple for buddist nun which was built besides a rock cave along with its geographical scape and has been there for more than 1000 years.

This is another miracle of ancient Chinese. Can't believe the building has been erected underneath the huge rock for such a long time.

Probably it was even my 1st time to have a close touch with old nuns as we can't see those "people" in the big cities. I was hoping to take a photo of a very old nun(with my smiling to get her permission:). But she still felt disturbed and waved her hands to me (meant "NO"). The respect must be given but later I sneaked the chance by taking the pic of her from another side. Budda, pls forgive me only because she is one of the treasure should be kept. I keep this photo in the album. Maybe display to VTers after a period of time.

Directions: On the Chi Cheng Mountain

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 11, 2004
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