Nepal | June 19, 2019

President Bhandari visits Daci’en Temple

Rastriya Samachar Samiti

President Bidya Devi Bhandari, Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali among other members of Nepali delegation, and Chinese officials pose for a group photo on the premises of Daci’en Temple, in Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, on Thursday, April 25, 2019. The president is on nine-day state visit to China at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: RSS

XIAN: President Bidya Devi Bhandari visited the Daci’en Temple here in Xian this morning.

Upon arrival at the temple premises, the president was welcomed by local authorities, who also briefed her about the temple.

Located in the southern suburb of Xi’an City, about 4 kilometres from the downtown of the city, the Da Ci’en Temple is a major attraction for its fame in the Buddhist religion and its simple but appealing style of construction. It was originally built in 652 during the reign of Emperor Gaozong of the Tang Dynasty.

On the occasion, President Bhandari signed the visitor’s book. She was accompanied by Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, Chief Minister of Province no. 3 Dormani Poudel, Nepali Ambassador to China Lilamani Paudyal, Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Hou Yanqi, and other members of the president’s entourage.

President Bhandari is currently on a nine-day visit to China at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping. The president is scheduled to attend the 2nd Belt and Road Initiative Forum for International Cooperation to be held in Beijing, the capital of China.

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