As the Buddhism center of western Hunan, Tianmen Mountain Temple was first built in the Tang Dynasty (618-907). In 2002, the temple was rebuilt on the basis of the original site with an area of 5 acres, and featured by the overhanging eaves and uplifting angles. It adopts an official style of the Qin
g Dynasty and the buildings in the Temple compare well with the famous classical houses at home.
There are many exquisite halls and pagodas carved with sculptures. Tianmen Mountain Temple temple enshrines one of the five relics of Sakyamuni Buddha in China
Tianmen Mounatin Temple is located in the mountain hollow with a broad vision. If one gazes into the southeast, all the hills seem to be so small that the Temple is really like an overlord.