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Address: Famen Zhen, Fufeng County 722200, China
Phone Number: 0917-5254002
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8:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Buddha finger

take tram if you would like to reduce your walking time to the primary temple that houses the single artifact

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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94 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located a few hours from Xi'an this is an amazing place. The walk from the entrance to the main building takes you past numerous Buddha. It is a long walk but they have a tram. Inside the main building you can see a finger bone of Buddha, You cab also go into the old pagoda and museum.

Thank Jim C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

take tram if you would like to reduce your walking time to the primary temple that houses the single artifact

Thank 20877troubleindeed
Level Contributor
37 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If, you are visiting Xian for the Terracotta warriors then try to get time to spend a day at this temple. The pictures shows only the modern part of the site not the original pagoda and cellar hall. Best days to visit are at the weekend when the finger bone relic is on display otherwise all one will see are... More 

Thank chrisdxuk
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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40 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Our group of 10 rented a minibus for Y1200 for a day trip to Famen Temple. Journey took about 2 hours. On reaching Famen Temple we were amazed by the size of this place. It's huge. Just from the gate to the main building is about 3.5km. We took a buggy and a guide for the tour here. Famen Si... More 

Thank Unseonsinable
Kuantan, Malaysia
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54 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Famen Temple Buddhist Cultural Scenic area has become a leading scenic site in western Shaanxi and a Buddhism center for pilgrims from all over the world, a Buddhism culture research center and famous tourist destination. It composes of 5 sectors including Famen Temple Monastery, Famen Temple Museum, Namaste Dagoba, Buddha's Light Avenue and Plaza of Buddha's Light Gate. Famen Temple,... More 

Thank CWLow
Buenos Aires
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I only visited this place as part of a tour to QianLing and I'm not religious but I found this place amazing. There's two areas a) the traditional temples and gardens where the the first temple was as well as the pagoda b) the new, modern, breathtaking temple which features in most pictures. I think you need at about 4... More 

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Perth, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Completely commercially run. Force you to visit all those recently built so called palaces. Won't allow you to pay the temple fare at all. You have to buy the bundle tickets. Absolutely disgusting.

Thank z1dad
Singapore, Singapore
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76 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Famen temple is all about Buddhism. This is a great place for every Buddhist visiting China and for any foreign visitors to China keen on knowing its history and culture in China two thousand years ago. The ancient Famen temple is very impressive after restoration work. The discovered underground palace, the octagon pagoda as well as those treasures recovered from... More 

Xi'an, China
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71 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

take #2 bus around train station, 2 hours bus ride. 90rmb tickets, 3 hours are enough for you to take a look. Its really holy, you can buy some incentives, the deeper you go, the cheaper it will be. Dont believe the tourist who said 3.5 hours are not enough. If you take tour bus, 1.5 hour will be enough.... More 

Thank Cynthia W
Subang Jaya, Malaysia
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128 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

If you are a Buddhist or are very curious to know about Buddhism, do come here. This temple will let you find out more. Prepare to walk or take a ride by paying RMB 30 (return) just from the main gate to the place you start your explore journey . The entrance fee for this temple is RMB 120. Portraits... More 

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