Details of a Tibetan Buddhnist Cultural Base in Qinghai, China
Name of Project: The Holy Land of Thousand-Buddha
It consists of the following components:
1. WINTER PALACE
The target of this palace will have gross floor area (all floor) of 1 million m2. This is the major component of the entire cultural base in this city.
The first phase of the Winter Palace will be 100 detached glass greenhouses for 100 living Buddha to stay in extremely cold winter in this province. Inside each greenhouse it will be gardens, in the gardens there will be timber houses for the living Buddha to pray and live. Each garden will be around 800 m2, and the timber houses will cover around 200 m2, altogether each green house will cover 1,000 m2.
In the future, there will be 900 such green houses to be built.
2. THE PLATEAU OXYGEN BAR
It consists of 4 buildings, with GFA(Total Floor Area) of 100,000 m2. Inside these buildings there will be tea houses, snack and food square, oxygen rooms, massage rooms.
3. TANCHENG ICE SCULPTURE
In this Buddhist theme city there is a lake park. In winter when it’s icy there will be 30 separate icy altar houses of different design.
4. THE TIBETAN CULTURAL WORKSHOPS
There will be 20 workshops, each around 300 m2, served as shops and showrooms: clothes, Tibetan joss sticks, music and video, Tibetan Buddhism Tangka Art, Nima stone sculpture, black pottery, yak products, musical instruments, plateau photos, furniture, carftwork, artistic pieces, and other Buddhist suppliers.
5. TIBETAN MUSEUM
A 10,000m2 showroom for historical relics, charts, sculptures, and photos, 3 media rooms of 4D effects, 100 m2 each, playing movies of esoteric Buddhism, the Tibetan view of universe, and reincarnation.
6. TIBETAN WELLNESS PAVILION
It is a wellness focused SPA following the principles of the Sutra of Healing Master. There will be 80 meditation rooms of 10 m2 each, 4 training rooms of 60 m2 each, a 200 m2 restaurant, and a 600 m2 Tibetan medicine showroom.
7. THE WISDOM SOURCE THEMED PARK
It is a 20-hectare themed park with an icon of Manjushri. In this park there will be spaces and facilities for inspiring, answers.
8. THE HOLY LAND OF LOVE
It is also 20-hectare themed park with spaces/activities for romantic matching, training, healing and museum, etc.
9. THE FORTUNE SQUARE
This 13-hectare square is for the stories of various Buddha of Wealth.
10. THE AMUSEMENT PARK OF BUDDHIST CULTURAL UNIVERSE
This high-tech amusement park of 43-hectare will feature Buddhist culture.
11. THE EXPERIMENT PAVILION FOR REINCARNATION
The 6,000 m2 building includes activities of approaching-death experiments, intermediate views between death and reincarnation, the six great divisions in the wheel of karma, the imitation of reincarnation, distant view of celestial burial and the research center for reincarnation.
12. HOT SPRING SPA
The area has hot spring underground. The SPA will be divided into 3 zones of different luxury levels. The luxury zone has 30 SPA rooms, the mid-level will have 100 rooms and a hot spring pool; the lower level zone will be just hot spring pools and showers in two divisions, one for 60 male guests and another for 60 female guests.
13. THE CAR CAMP
It consists of a 600-car parking, a rental ground of 100 SUV, a 33-hectare camping base, and service center, convenient store, maintenance workshop, gas station, car washing, and 2nd hand car trading.
14. THE PLATEAU WILDLIFE ZOO
It covers a land of 130 hectares, divided into habitats for different animals. There will be grasslands, bushes, forest, lake and river. Tourists will be protected by glass rooms.
15. THE LOCAL FOOD MARKET
A 3,000 m2 shopping mall sells various kinds of food products: yak milk products, herbal drinks, deserts, organic food, Tibetan herbal health-improvement products, etc.
16. HELICOPTER AVIATION BASE
3 helicopters will be purchased for luxury travel arrangements, scientific survey, and rescue.
Other facilities include restaurants, coffee shops, parking, bathrooms, clinic and service center, etc.
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1. Design and planning must respect Tibetan traditions and religious taboos.
2. Remember the plateau climates, and the earthquake resistance requirements. The large temperature difference and short period of construction season are both vital.
3. Designers are expected to be experts of sustainability. The environment in the plateau is fragile and energy is precious.
4. Construction will be phase by phase, and zone by zone, and does not affect the parts that were already opened to the public.
The detailed master planning invitation is produced by the investor at the moment, and it will be shared with us soon.
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