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Address: Daxi Street, Urban Area, Datong 037004, China
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One of the Datong highlights.

Quite big area covered witj may buddhist temples full of different statues and quiet charming corners. The best is the pagoda which you can climb to the top which will reward you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 22, 2015
LeosMastnik
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Changchun, China
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Changchun, China
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Quite big area covered witj may buddhist temples full of different statues and quiet charming corners. The best is the pagoda which you can climb to the top which will reward you with amazing view over ancient inner wall city. Also dont forget go down to the basement of the pagoda where is also small surprise. 60元 per person is... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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69 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

The buildings, the space, the gardens, the atmosphere this temple is one of the temples i have enjoyed more in this trip to datong. the enviroment is a funny traditional chinese style buildings commercial center.

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Los Angeles, California
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We spent about two very pleasant and relaxing hours, enjoying a beautiful weather, the very pretty, well maintained park and the amazing architecture of the buildings and temples spread trough out it.

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Beijing, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Absolutely incredible. This whole monastry is 80% wood including the tall pagoda. This is a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon lazily moving through the many courtyards and breathing in the incredible architecture. At just ¥65 per person it is worth it as you also get to climb to the top of the wooden pagoda for a breath taking... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

It's a very big temple (66 000 sqm) It's peaceful and there are not too many people visiting It's one of the best temple visited in China There is a small pagoda with a nice view on the temple

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Barcelona, Spain
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

It is not a must in Datong, but it is a beautiful place if you have some time left in Datong. The views of the city and the neighbouring hutongs are great from the tower. You will find that a high percentatge of the temple has been rebuilt or refilled so as to impress the visitor, which is not really... More 

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Thank Clara S
Beijing, China
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

Let's put it in one sentence: it's even better than the best temple in Beijing! Very everything-friendly! A nice place to take anyone of any age to visit. We love it.

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Thank PablosDad
Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

Located within the walls of Datong and covers a large area with a number of temples. It has a unique style known as the Liao and Jin. The Buddha statues are large and many and it is well worth the trip to see this very sacred site of the Buddhism religion. I highly recommend it, also if you are over... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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617 reviews
444 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Located within the walls of Datong and covers a large area with a number of temples. It has a unique style known as the Liao and Jin. The Buddha statues are large and many and it is well worth the trip to see this very sacred site of the Buddhism religion. I highly recommend it, also if you are over... More 

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Mellieha
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The architecture reflects the methods of the Liao Dynasty. Note the impressive wooden bracketing giving strength and flexibility in case of eartquakes

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