The Baima Temple (White Horse Temple) in Luoyang, Henan Province, was the first Buddhist Temple in China.
The Baima Temple has been through many changes. What we see today is a rectangular courtyard complex facing south, reconstructed during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), with an area of 40,000 square meters and a roofed entrance arch with three doorways.

One of the treasures of the temple is located in the Hall of Mahavira, in which the three saints Sakyamuni, Amitabha and the Medicine Buddha appear jovial with eighteen arhats in a circle made of silk and hemp. Each figure weighs only three to five kilograms, the colors of these statues are still very fresh since have been produced during the Yuan Dynasty.


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