Bailin Temple

Rust-colored Bailin temple and visitors

The Bailin Temple is a sacred Zen Buddhist temple that can be found in Hebei province, in the southeast corner of Zhaoxian County, in China. It was originally built around the 3rd century A.D. during the East Han Dynasty and was initially known as the Ancient Guan Yin Temple. During its latest reconstruction, the temple was enlarged and now includes the well known Ten Thousand Buddha Hall. The temple hall is named as such because of the gold-plated Buddha statues it houses that number over ten thousand. The oversight of the latest reconstruction of this temple, and its everyday happenings, has been carried out by the abbot, Master Jinghui, and the reconstruction itself can be understood as a part of what has been deemed the spiritual land rush in China.