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Xiangji Temple (Zhejiang)

Xiangji Temple
Xiangji Temple.
DeityChan Buddhism
LocationGongshu District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang
Geographic coordinates
StyleChinese architecture
Date established978
Completed2009 (reconstruction)

Xiangji Temple (simplified Chinese: 香积寺; traditional Chinese: 香積寺; pinyin: Xiāngjī Sì) is a Buddhist temple located in Gongshu District of Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China.[1]



The temple was first construction as "Xingfu Temple" (兴福寺) in 978 and given its present name "Xiangji Temple" in the reign of Emperor Zhenzong of the Northern Song dynasty (960–1127).

The temple was destroyed by fire in the 13th century during the fall of the Yuan dynasty (1271–1368).

In 1713, in the Kangxi era of the Qing dynasty (1644–1911), the Eastern Pagoda and West Pagoda were erected in the temple.

In 1963, the two pagodas was classified as municipal level cultural heritages by the Hangzhou Municipal Government.

In 1968, during the Cultural Revolution, the Red Guards had attacked the temple, and the Eastern Pagoda was demolished.

With the support of the local government, a modern restoration of the entire temple complex was carried out in 2009.[2][3]


Western Pagoda

The nine story and octagonal-based Chinese pagoda is made of brick and stone. The brick base of the pagoda is shaped as a sumeru pedestal.


  1. ^ 图:杭州香积寺正式亮灯 . Chinanews (in Chinese). 2010-02-28.
  2. ^ 香积寺复建要来一次大胆创新 . zjol.com.cn (in Chinese). 2009-05-14.
  3. ^ 运河边香火最旺的香积寺国庆将重现(图) . hangzhou.com.cn (in Chinese). 2008-08-25.

Categories: Buddhist temples in Hangzhou | Buildings and structures in Hangzhou | Tourist attractions in Hangzhou | 2009 establishments in China | 21st-century Buddhist temples | Religious buildings and structures completed in 2009

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