Heavenly Kings Hall

Shuanglin Si, Shanxi

Shuanglin Si is a Ming dynasty temple, refounded ca. 1499-1521 on a much older site (Song, Northern Wei). It is located near Pingyao in Shanxi province. The temple boasts over 2,000 Buddhist statues from the Ming dynasty (15th - 16th century).

The temple's Heavenly Kings Hall contains two sets of four guardians, one here on the porch and a finer group inside (next pages).