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Jiming Temple

No.1 Jiming Temple, Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210008, China
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Ranked #8 of 286 Attractions in Nanjing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Hong Kong, China
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98 reviews 98 reviews
21 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Easy to find, everyone knows it and you can see it. Lots people there and some good views, albeit views from city wall or top of Intercon better

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
50 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

female monks. peaceful. not too busy. incense heavy in the air. cant go up to the pagoda but lots of interesting buildings and fantastic view

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Temple is very nicely maintained, also good place for vegetarian food as well. There is a restuarant inside the temple as well as back side near city wall. City wall view is really nice to see from top.

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Sunfish Lake, Minnesota
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This dark red, Ming style temple is built up the hillside in Nanjing. It has great views and an opportunity for great photography. The temple is clean and very interesting (after having been to many temples in China). It is definitely worth the visit. Very beautiful and we took many artistic photos.

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Sydney, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The Jiming Temple is a standard urban Buddhist temple, an offshoot of the big Lama Temple in Beijing. Apparently all the monks are women, or so the guidebook says. It occupies a mount near the Xuanwu Lake and costs just 10 yuan to enter (incense included). So far so good. What makes this temple FANTASTIC for the secular visitor who... More 

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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

A rmb10 entrance fee also buys you three incense sticks. You would proceed to climb up several flight of steps punctuated with small praying halls to the left and right. At the top, one would light and offer the incense. There is a vegetarian restaurant with nice views, and a posh looking gift shop. For people who visit other temples... More 

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Shanghai, China
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431 attraction reviews
1,795 helpful votes 1,795 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Jiming Temple has reputedly been the site of a temple for some 1400 years, but most of what you see today dates back onto to the 1990s. A huge fire ripped through the site in the 1970s, destroying most of the old wooden halls. That doesn't mean there's no reason to come here, however. The temple has been fairly sensitively... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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46 helpful votes 46 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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