A place of myth and fableA VR project worked in CGTN team.
Deep in a mountain forest, through the haze and shadows of Songshan Mountain, you’ll see the Shaolin Temple. The temple has been here for 1,500 years, and legend has it, monks have trained in martial arts here for centuries.
It was constructed under the order of Emperor Xiaowen of the Northern Wei Dynasty (386-557) in honor of the wandering Indian monk Batuo (Buddhabhadra). Shaolin Temple literally means “temple in the thick forests of Shaoshi Mountain,” which is one of Songshan’s two massive peaks.
However, the term Shaolin is not only associated with the temple, but with another element of Chinese culture – Kung Fu.