Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Shuang Lin Monastery - Main Entrance


This is the main entrance (Shan Men) of the temple, also known as the ‘Mountain Gate’, Shan Men is also known as the ‘three gates’. Walking through these gates symbolize liberation from the woes of the secular life.

The doors are painted with beautiful pictures of the Door Gods.


The bronze door knocker is shaped like a lion to guard the doors.

You can read more about the gates from its official website

2 comments:

Tina said...

This architecture is very beautiful! :) Great shots!

Trotter said...

Wow! This looks lovely!!

PS: waiting for you in Corsica; the whole summer long... ;)