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Address: Daxi Street, Urban Area, Datong 037004, China
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Nice to see when in Datong

You can climb up one of the buildings to see the slums on one side, and the renewed old city on the other side. It's a nice place to see once you are in Datong.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

we had time left in datong and we visited this temple, its nice to see but no must to visit, partly new reconstructed, part dusty and old nice for an hour

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

It worth to pay a viist particularrly someone who love Chinese arcuitecture! I recommend to hire a guide for brief introduction. It will highlight the visit.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

When you are in Datong, don't miss Huayan Temple. It is in the newly refurbished city center where everything is brand new, but made to look old. The original temple blends in well with its environment and offers the following attractions: main and side temples, Buddha shrines, beautifully landscaped gardens and a pagoda that holds "Buddha's tooth" in the basement... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

After Mianshan this is very average. Too many people on this structure at one time. Is still worth a visit.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

You can climb up one of the buildings to see the slums on one side, and the renewed old city on the other side. It's a nice place to see once you are in Datong.

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Somers, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Although in the middle of a reconstructed town set up for tourism,to see the Wooden Pagoda was impressive. To think it was built by hand completely of wood 3000 years ago and remains the largest wooden pagoda in the world is remarkable. Sadly, due to a slight lean,visitors are no longer permitted to climb the pagoda. Still, it is worth... More 

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Tehran, Iran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

A large area in reconstructed old town , very beautiful and interesting.take most of your short visit to see wall painting and wood carving, if you had enough time try to wonder in reconstructed old town nearby.

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Beijing
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The temple is right in the middle of the city. It took us a while to find it due to the heavy construction in progress around the entire site. The whole area surrounding this site is rebuilt into some ancient town/city for tourism. Unfortunately the shops sell mostly the same stuff, simple knick knacks, snacks, toys etc. The temple is... More 

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Suzhou, China
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This temple stand in the middle of the town. For me (european) this temple is very nice but if you visit others before it will look like the same. we were lucky to assist to a celebration. Best thing in this temple is to go up the biggest tower and appreciate the view on modern China. Poor discticts qre near... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

This monastery is just in the new rebuilt area of the old town. From outside it seems to be just an already seeing temple structure, instead it is really worthy to take a visit. Even if without a guide, you could not be able to understand the locations and the meaning of each building, the area is something different from... More 

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