Prayer burning In Fawangsi.|
The法王寺 Fawangsi is reportedly one of the oldest temples is China, having been founded in the Han Dyanasty in the year 71, just three years later than the 白馬寺 Baimasi in Luoyang. It is perched on the sounthern slope of 太室山 Taishishan, one of Songshan's two major peaks. From its courtyard there is a striking view of the scenic Songmen, a gorge carved in the face of Taishishan. On a full moon evening it is possible to view the moon rising through Songmen.