Zen master during the Tang Dynasty, Huai Hai, meditated in Baizhang Temple for two decades. He wrote and revised the monastic rules of Baizhang and gained considerable reputation. That attracted countless people who were interested in learning the way of Zen, thus creating a sensation. The formulation of "Monastic rules of Baizhang" promotes the development and rise of Zen Buddhism, establishing the founder status of Baizhang Temple in Zen Buddhism. Emperors of past dynasties had conferred titles or ordered the construction of Baizhang Temple. These make Baizhang Temple renowned to the Buddhist community in China and abroad.