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The center of Buddhist culture

( chinadaily.com.cn )

Updated: 2014-08-10

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Since the introduction and spread of Buddhism into China nearly 2,000 years ago, Nanjing has played a decisive role in the development of Buddhism in China. A lot of famous temples and Buddhist monks appeared here in history.

Famous temples: Qixia Temple, Xuanzang Temple, Jiming Temple

Nanjing is also the center of Islamic culture. The Hui community in Qijiawan is one of the spiritual homes for Muslim people.

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