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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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Sun - Sat 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 November 7, 2015
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Klang, Malaysia
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

It was given to Eastern Han Dynasty,the Tang emperors build an underground palace and lavish imperial gold,silver,silk,potteries,tea sets,tea grinders,incense holder,statues......in its vault.Every 30 years,they were taken out in a State procession to Changan(present day XIAN,SHAANXI province)a distance of 100km.It takes 2 years to prepare.Buddhism was a state religion.In 847,the palace was sealed and forgotten.In 1987,after pulling down the damaged 13... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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131 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

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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34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

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

Thank 20877troubleindeed
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37 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

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 

1 Thank chrisdxuk
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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42 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

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 

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Kuantan, Malaysia
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54 reviews
48 attraction reviews
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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 

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Buenos Aires
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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 8, 2015 via mobile

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 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 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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72 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 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 

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