Guide to Facebook Albums
from The Temple Guy

As you can read on its very own Guide Page, in 2009 I set out to visit The 142 Key Temples in the (traditionally) Han Area of China (132 down, 10 to go!) Along the way I managed to see quite a few other interesting things as well.

On my tenth trip, in the last week of August 2011, I started posting photos to Facebook albums while I was still on the road. Why I didn't do so sooner is a mystery, but a clue may lie in the fact that I had only made one Facebook album previously, in 2008. I guess it just hadn't become my "thing" yet. Also, I was often using my Kindle to post in those days, as we hadn't started paying for VPN access inside China, and you couldn't post pictures by Kindle!

Because of the ephemeral nature of all things Facebook, I have decided to transfer those albums out of Facebook and save them here, where I have more control over their fate. Aficionados who attempt to visit them there will be redirected here.

Anyway, if the page layout here looks familiar, it may be because I copied, pasted, and edited it from this page where my temple articles from the Shenzhen Daily are listed. Someday I might try to make a "Mega-Guide" with all the articles, postcards, and albums--as well as the main posts--linked from a single page. Until then, here we go!

Ci'en Temple, Shenyang, Liaoning

Trip 10: Dongbei, Hebei, and Qingdao (August 24-31, 2011)

Guoqing Temple, Tiantai Shan, Zhejiang

Trip 11: Zhejiang 2 (Mountains and Wenzhou) (September 12-17, 2011)

Nangshan Cishou Temple, Putian, Fujian

Trip 12: Fujian North (Fuzhou, Ningde, Fuqing, Putian) (October 22-29, 2011)

Longmen Grottoes, Luoyang, Henan

Trip 13: Henan (October 31-November 5, 2011)

EXTRA: Non-pilgrimage trip to Lingshan Buddhist Scenic Spot, Wuxi, Jiangsu (January 2, 2012); photos by my friend and student, Venerable Da'an

Nanputuo Temple, Xiamen, Fuzhou

Trip 14: Fujian to Guangdong (January 17-22, 2012)

Baodingshan, Dazu, Chongqing

Trip 15: Chongqing (June 13-18, 2012)

Gu Baijing Tai, Jiuhua Shan, Anhui

Trip 16: Anhui (June 20-30, 2012)

Mei An, Zhaoqing, Guangdong

Trip 17: Northern Guangdong (July 22-29, 2012)

Nantai Temple, Nanyue, Hunan

Trip 18: The Central Area (August 4-15, 2012)

Yungang Grottoes, Datong, Shanxi

Trip 19: Shanxi (August 21-September 3, 2012)

For the record, here are the trips and places I DID NOT post on Facebook. You can chase them down on the 142 Guide Page and the China's Key Temples Page (based on my newspaper articles).

Trip 1: Zhejiang 1 (Hangzhou, Putuoshan, Ningbo) and Shanghai (August 17-26, 2009)
  • Hangzhou, Zhejiang: Lingyin-si, Jingci-si
  • Putuoshan, Zhejiang: Nanhai Guanyin Area [includes Xifang Jingyuan, Zizhulin, and Bukenqu Guanyin Yuan], Huiji-si, Puji-si, Fayu-si, Nantian Men Area [includes Daguanpeng]
  • Ningbo, Zhejiang: Tiantong-si, Ayuwang-si, Qita-si
  • Shanghai: Chenxiang-ge, Longhua-si, Yuanming Jiang-tang, Jingan-si, Yufo-si, Cheng Huang-miao

Trip 2: Xi'an 1 (Near the city walls) (August 29-September 2, 2009)
  • Xi'an, Shaanxi: The Terracotta Warriors, Guangren-si, Wolong-si, Daxingshan-si, Daci'en-si

Trip 3: Ji'nan (April 3-5, 2010)
  • Qufu, Shandong: Confucius' Home
  • Ji'ning, Shandong: Chongde-si
  • Ji'nan, Shandong: Xingguo Chan-si

Trip 4: Chengdu (May 14-17, 2010)
  • Chengdu, Sichuan: Wenshu-yuan, Zhaojue-si, Wuyou-si, Baoguang-si

Trip 5: Eastern Anhui and Jiangsu (July 20-30, 2010)
  • Wuhu, Anhui: Guangji-si
  • Hefei, Anhui: Mingjiao-si
  • Chuzhou, Anhui: Langya-si
  • Nanjing, Jiangsu: Qixia-si, Linggu-si
  • Zhenjiang, Jiangsu: Jinshan Jiangtian-si, Jiaoshan Dinghui-si
  • Jurong, Jiangsu: Longchang-si
  • Yangzhou, Jiangsu: Gaoming-si, Master Xingyun's House, Daming-si
  • Changzhou, Jiangsu: Tianning-si
  • Nantong, Jiangsu: Guangjiao-si
  • Suzhou, Jiangsu: Xiyuan-si, Lingyanshan-si, Hanshan-si
  • Changshu, Jiangsu: Yushan Xingfu-si

Trip 6: Xi'an 2 (Outlying Areas) and Ningxia (October 13-20, 2010)
  • Xi'an, Shaanxi: Xingjiao-si, Huayan-si, Jingye-si, Caotang-si, Xiangji-si, Famen-si, Qinglong-si
  • Yinchuan, Ningxia: Haibaota-si

Trip 7: Guangzhou (November 19 and December 21, 2010; March 12, 2011)
  • Guangzhou, Guangdong: Liurong-si, Guangxiao-si, Hualin-si, Haizhuang-si, Dafo-si; the Yaozhou Relic Site, the Qingyun Shuyuan, the Five Immortals Temple, the Jinlun Guild Hall, the Chen Clan Academy

Trip 8: Kunming (June 3-7, 2011)
  • Kunming, Yunnan: Qiongzhu-si, Huating-si, Dade-si, Yuantong-si, Shuang Ta

Trip 9: Beijing and Tianjin (July 8-16, 2011)
  • Beijing: Lingguang-si, Sanshan-an, Baozhu Cave, Xiangjie-si, Longquan-an, Dabei-si, Tongjiao-si, Xihuang-si, Guanghua-si, Guangji-si, Fayuan-si, Sheng'an-si, Yonghe-gong, Temple of Heaven, Zhihua-si
  • Tianjin: Dabei-si

Last updated August 14, 2019

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