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Shaolin Monastery, Henan

The Shaolin Monastery also known as the Shaolin Temple, is a Chan ("Zen") Buddhist temple in Dengfeng County, Henan Province, China. Believed to have been founded in the fifth century, the Shaolin Temple is the main temple of the Shaolin school of Buddhism to this day. The Shaolin Monastery and its Pagoda Forest were inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010 as part of the "Historic Monuments of Dengfeng".

 Stamp depicting the Gate of Shaolin Temple

 Series: The 1500th Anniversary of the Shaolin Temple
Theme: Temple
Issued Country China
Issued Year 30.08.1995
Category Buddhist Architect World Heritage Buddhist Landscape
Type Maximum Card
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