A Revolving Library (3)

In this multi-faith temple, built in 874 during Tang Dynasty at the foot of the twin rocky hills in China's Sichuan Province, there are two groups of buildings. Those in the west following the way of Daoism and the ones in the east pursue Buddhist path.

In a Buddhist hall, there is a timber structure installed more than 1,000 years ago. Initially it had panels inscripted with sutra on the all sides of the upper layer structure. When a reader steps onto the donut shaped stone platform, the weight will trigger the timber structure to revolve around the central column, and the reader could read the sutra without turning over pages.
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