建築特點 Architectural Features
The Main Buddha Hall is a wooden temple, styled after the UNESCO World Heritage site East Hall of the Foguang Temple in Wutai County, Shanxi province of China, which was built in 857 C.E. and is the largest wooden temple still standing in China today. Its construction showcases the ancient Chinese construction technique of using large wooden interlocking brackets called “dougong” without a single nail.
Special points of interests:
- Tang-Dynasty style architecture – all wooden, carefully crafted on a grand scale
- Perfect balance of Beauty and Structure – perfect unison of the horizontal and vertical beams with ‘dougong’, complete with simple roof lines and zen design of windows, achieving perfect beauty and strength in the structure.
- Valuable Construction Materials – high grade rosewood imported from Laos, and other materials such as camphor and yew.
- Bronze Roof Shingles – 24,220 pieces of bronze roof shingles weighing 61 tons cover the Main Buddha Hall. The total weight of the roof structure is 600 tons.