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Shuang Lin Monastery, Mahavira Hall (大雄宝殿) : general view



This 2010 photograph shows Mahavira Hall (大雄宝殿) or Da Xiong Bao Dian. Mahavira Hall is the main hall of Shuang Lin Monastery and houses three Buddhas namely Sakyamuni, Batshaiyaguru and Amitaba. The double-tier hip roof structure of the hall features a unique fusion of architectural styles, with the square beams in the upper tier in Fuzhou (福州) style and the round beams in the lower tier in the Quanzhou (泉州) style. Title devised by Library staff.

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From the Little Red Dot Collection. All rights reserved. National Library Board, 2010

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