Reporters from Qira County Bureau of cultural relics in Xinjiang Hetian area to understand, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Institute of Archaeology of Xinjiang archaeological team recently in Qira County Buddhist dharma ditch sites archaeological cleaning, found one of the largest Buddhist temple ruins back shaped, in the ruins of the temple is the largest Buddhist temple in the Taklamakan desert site in.
Reporters saw at the archaeological site of the temple ruins back shaped structure is huge, the remnants of the temple murals, only about a foot long Buddha foot on a lotus. Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Institute of Archaeology of Xinjiang archaeological team captain Wu Xinhua said, from the Buddha's feet in length can be speculated that the Buddha body length 2 meters, the height of the wall at least 3 meters.
A Buddha statue base is clearly visible in the field. Wu Xinhua said that the Buddha seat base of 2 square meters, the height of the seated Buddha should be in 2 meters, the top of the building is 6 meters. "This is the largest Buddhist temple has been found in the desert he said, the main hall of the scale of length and width is 20 meters, which is the largest to date back to the shape of the Buddha Hall building in the Taklimakan desert.
The news said, after the test, is located in Qira County, the temple site in back - shaped junction in the western and Eastern Han, the temple is a Buddhist temple in the world back to that shape the earliest.