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Jiming Temple

No.1 Jiming Temple, Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210008, China
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Ranked #6 of 282 Attractions in Nanjing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Hong Kong, China
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Enjoyed the climb up and around this temple and nunnery near the Xuanwu park. Had a lovely bowl of noodles and tea in the restaurant. Unfortunately couldn't climb the pagoda.

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Athens, Greece
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

A temple different than usual at least for foreigners/westerners. I enjoyed the visit. Although many shops exist at all levels of the temple area it is worth visiting, you can pop in and out of them if not in the mood (if there was communication in english it would be better). Also apart from the buddist statues, photos, sculptures of... More

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Beijing, China
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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20 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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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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106 reviews 106 reviews
82 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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123 reviews 123 reviews
81 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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