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Address: Daxi Street, Urban Area, Datong 037004, China
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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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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Sant Cugat del Valles, Spain
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Just another temple in the middle of Datong, at the extremely high price of 80RMB/person, which is even more than the Forbidden City or the Heaven Temple in Beijing. I don't think that the fact that it is one of the oldest temples in China makes it worth it to be visited. Better go to the hutongs and have propper... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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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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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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Additional Information about Huayan Temple of Datong

Address: Daxi Street, Urban Area, Datong 037004, China
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanxi  >  Datong
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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