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Famen Temple (Famen Si)

Address: Famen Zhen, Fufeng County 722200, China
Phone Number: 0917-5254002
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 6:00 pm

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Subang Jaya, Malaysia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Having lived in India for 25 years, I wanted to travel to China one day since it’s a country where people also believe in Buddhism. I searched some Buddhist temples on the Internet and found an historic site called Far Men Si in Xi’an. According to the material, it’s renowned for storing the veritable Finger Bone of the Sakyamuni Buddha,... More 

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Long Beach, California
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305 reviews 305 reviews
206 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

I think building this complex was unnecessary. The real significance of this area is the old complex but access is only thru the high priced new complex. In the old couplex is where you will see the boxes that held budha's finger bones and many ancient relics.

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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

For a tourist, who does not come to worship, I think this place is not worth visiting. It's an enormous modern complex, gaudy and over-the-top, main temple looks almost like a spaceship --it's not historic at all, and although some of the grounds can be pretty, overall it feels very much like visiting Disney world. There is even a "train"... More 

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Chicago, IL
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133 reviews 133 reviews
76 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Get ready to be astonished at the over-sized pink lotus blossoms spouting hot steam, "antique-look" trains, giant gilded statues, fake rock speakers, line the way to the new temple where Buddha's finger bone is enshrined. The new temple, as opposed to the old one, is open on the first and 15th of the lunar calendar. It is approached by walking... More 

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Baoji, China
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Tranquility, Temple, garden, Pavement, Buddhist university and the Music. This place is little away from both Xian & Baoji, yet a great place to see for all (foreigners & Chinese). Temple is massive which takes the shape of folded hands (usually done by we Hindus in India during our prayer). The world university for Budhism is located with the complex,... More 

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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Namaste Dagoba/Famen Temple This is a huge site for Buddhist worship!!! It's so big, I wonder how many people actually come here. From the entrance to the newly built Namaste Dagoba is a long walk. The walkway leading to the Dagoba has about 10 different giant Buddhas on the side. Each of the Buddhas have a place for people to... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013 via mobile

when i say its huge, its scarily huge. when you first enter you thought it doesn't look far enough; you start walking and ignoring all those buggies driving passed you thinking all those people on the buggies are wasting their time. its true they are not absorbing in as much as those on foot but if you don't have the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
40 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

To visit Famen Si , most probably on a day tour from Xi'an ..(which is what I did).. Is to experience two worlds.The massive newly built complex is overwhelming in its scale and so can be a shock for pilgrims going there to see the original and remaining temple which for countless years has housed a sacred relic.. The fingerbone... More 

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San Francisco, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

An enormous complex has been built next to the historical temple, and it took nearly 40 minutes to walk end-to-end from the parking lot to the new temple alone (you can pay extra for a tram ride). The overall experience was frustrating as the historical areas were poorly marked and overwhelmed by the huge new complex. The historical artifacts were... More 

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