Bell Tower

发布日期:2010-05-21   字体大小:   

Southeast before the Mahavira Hall stands the Bell Tower. It was built in the fifth year of Zhizheng in the Yuan Dynasty (1345) and used to report hours, to give an alarm and to call together. Once the bell rings in the morning, the monks will go to Sutras Chanting Chamber for chanting. The bell is used in the morning, while the drum in the evening, hence the saying “Morning Bells and Evening Drums” which indicates the routines in the monastery.