The Shaolin Temple
The Shaolin Temple was built in 495 A.D. by an Indian monk named Ba Tuo in the Songshan Mountains in the province Henan. Shaolin Temple is probably the most famous temple in China, not only because of its long history and its role in Chinese Buddhism, but also because of its martial arts Shaolin Temple is situated in the beautiful Songshan Mountains, which is only eight miles of Dengfeng and about 50 miles southwest of Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan Province. Shaolin Temple The end of the 5th Century CE and Indian Buddhist monk by name of Ba Tuo (Chinese Name) was traveling through China teaching Buddhism, helping and guiding Those he met. His great wisdom and kindness came to the ears of the Emperor who summoned Ba Tuo to come to him. Exact details of what happened at this meeting are Not entirely clear but is seems that Ba Tuo was offered riches, a place in the palace and Encouraged to continue his teachings.