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Shaolin Temple, 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 Martial arts of Shaolin, or Shaolin Kungfu. It is the largest school among Chinese Kungfus with its over 700 kinds of series of skills. World known for superb skills, the word Shaolin is also the symbol of traditional martial arts of Chinese nation.

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