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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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Copenhagen, Denmark
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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163 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
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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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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
23 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Florence, Italy
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106 reviews 106 reviews
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
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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Atlanta, Georgia
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62 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

This is an outstanding example of Liao dynasty architecture, with a few buildings dating from 1038, although most have been reconstructed. It is interesting and instructive to visit. I did have an interesting experience there. In one of the temples, the monk handed me some incense sticks, so I went ahead and burned them. I figured I'd have to pay... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Probably worth doing this with a guide as the signs at this location don't explain the significance of the buildings and what the temples represent. This was worth a visit. Not so busy with tourists, and more enjoyable than most temples to stroll around. Great photo opportunities.

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Columbia, Maryland
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25 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

This place had many beautiful temples. I recommend going around with a tour guide, tour book or someone who knows what they are looking at if you are unfamiliar with the history. It was much more interesting hearing about the details in each temples - which statues were famous, how they have restored elements over time, the controversial statues, ancient... More 

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Dallas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Perhaps shouldn't have been surprised, but thought the works here were outstanding, interesting and beautiful. Overwhelming wood sculpture, murals and, of course, Buddhas

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