Hieun Tsang Memorial Hall, Nalanda Overview
The Hieun Tsang Memorial Hall of Kundalpur is a memorial that was constructed to honour the Chinese scholar monk and traveller Hieun Tsang, who used to be a student at Nalanda University and eventually went on to become a teacher at the Nalanda Mahavihara.

Located near the ruins of the ancient Nalanda University on the banks of the Surajpur Lake, this memorial hall is one of the most famous places to see in Bihar. The memorial hall has been built on the same place where the monk used to learn yoga from his teacher. 

Time: 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. 

Location: The Hieun Tsang Memorial Hall is located in Kundalpur, on the Nalanda University Site Road, around 81.8 kilometres from Patna

Historical Facts:
-The construction for the memorial hall began in the year 1960 and was completed in 1984.
-The memorial hall was constructed as an initiative, with the aim to enhance Indo-China cultural relationship.
-The decision to construct a hall began in January 1957, when the then PM of India received Xuan Zang’s relics, biography and an endowment for the same from the Dalai Lama and the Panchen Lama of Tibet.

-The memorial hall is built in a style similar to that of the ancient Nalanda University.
-Boasting of a typical Chinese style of architecture, the memorial is a great place to learn about the life of the Chinese monk.
-Some of the exhibits inside the memorial also include sandalwood and golden idols of Lord Buddha, along with Xuan Zang’s compositions and studies about Buddhism in India and China.
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