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Our first stop of the day was the White Horse Temple, which is the oldest Buddhist temple in China. It was established in 68 AD in the Eastern Han capital of Luoyang, in Henan Province. Most of the current buildings were constructed during the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1912) Dynasties. The White Horse Temple is generally regarded as the cradle of Chinese Buddhism.

White Horse Temple

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A guide picked us up at our hotel at 6:00 AM for our flight to Luoyang in Henan Province. Although our primary reason for flying to Luoyang was to visit the Shaolin Monastery, we would also be visiting Longmen Grottoes, the tomb of Tang Dynasty poet Bai Juyi, and the White Horse Temple, which is the oldest Buddhist temple in China.

Vairocana Buddha - Longmen Grottoes

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