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Huayan Temple of Datong

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Address: Daxi Street, Urban Area, Datong 037004, China
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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 6, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

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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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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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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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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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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