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Temples, Monasteries and Mosques

China is a country where many religions co-exist, which is reflected on the temples, monasteries and mosques. Although Buddhism was introduced from Indian to China, the Buddhist temples and monasteries have already boasted Chinese features in terms of the overall layouts, and the halls’ structures. Following the construction of imperial palaces, they are all imposing and splendid. With regard to mosques, they manifest the characteristics of either traditional Chinese architectures, or mixture of Arabian architecture and ethnic minorities. These distinctive temples, monasteries and mosques, in a large measure, witnessing the ups and downs of these religions in ancient China, are of great historic and art value.