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Jiming Temple

No.1 Jiming Temple, Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210008, China
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Ranked #9 of 282 attractions in Nanjing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Beijing, China
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is an old temple. Many devout worshipers visit here to pray. It is a must see site for tourists. It is within walking distance of the remnants of the Nanjing City Wall...

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Nanjing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

A huge Buddhist temple, and educational centre. Extensive grounds, and well kept Buddhas for every wish you might seek blessing or wisdom. Next door to the Paleontology museum. Give Jiming 1.5-2 hours, then walk up the hill to the south-east entrance to Xuanwu Lake Park.

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Olias del Rey, Spain
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Very nice place close to the lake, calmed and interesting to visit because of the good atmosphere, nice views and very beautiful sculptures of the gods they venerate... Don't hesitate and go, it's just around 10 RMB the entrnace!

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Shanghai, China
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17 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Yes, we were there as well to burn our 3 sticks that we acquired for 10 yuan. Many people there but still, nice view around, many buddhist statues and different halls with nice interiors and roofs. The pagoda is closed, but stil the view from the top is great. I would go again!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

The temple is completely commercialized. The entry rose to 10Rmb and the inside is basically exclusively shops. On weekends you can't make one step without bumping into a dozen pepople. There are plenty of other temples in the area (eg. In suzhou) that are not overrun by tourists and where you can see monks rather than tourists. Avoid at all... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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85 reviews 85 reviews
72 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

I was surprised to see so many young people worshipping at this temple. It has been recently rebuilt after a fire so is clean and a little too "new" but worth the trip. You can look down into the grounds of the monastery on the right hand side where monks and nuns can been seen in contemplative walks or having... More

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Florence, Italy
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82 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

This temple is very close to Nanjing's Wall. It quite large and there are several building inside the temple area. It is one of the most important touristic spot of Nanjing. At the entrance the give you 3 incense sticks to burn upstairs. It is a nice experience: the merging of the incense smell together with the calm and relaxing... More

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Toronto, Canada
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81 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013 via mobile

Wasn't sure what to expect. Only went as a means of accessing the Ming City Wall. Purchase your ticket on street level to the right of the steps up towards the temple. Part of your admission is 3 incense sticks. As you enter there's a booth where you give the attendant your ticket to receive the incense. It's a nice... More

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Shanghai, China
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Visited this temple on 2 occasions and loved it both times. The price of admission gets you 3 incense sticks which you need to take to the top and light. Yes there are ways of avoiding the steps, but if you think you can manage them, do it - it's part of the experience. There are plenty of things to... More

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Shanghai, China
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

If you have time go see the temple....if you walk through from the wall entrance then you can walk down the temple on your way out and not have to climb up all those stairs! ;-D

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