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Tiantong Temple

Address: Tiantong Country, Yinzhou District, Ningbo 315000, China
Phone Number: 0574-88480068
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Ranked #5 of 117 things to do in Ningbo
Type: Religious sites, Ancient ruins, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious sites, Ancient ruins, Sights & Landmarks
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:30 pm

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Dollar, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
29 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We travelled by bus from the centre of Ningbo and the bus stops on the edge of the site.it is quite a long walk up to the temple but well worth it. The temples seem to go on and on, each one amazingly decorated. We went early in the morning so there weren't that many people around and it was... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This is a beautiful peaceful place, well worth the visit. It is quite a long, but not challenging, walk to the temple from the car park surrounded by great views. There are lots of fascinating and authentic aspects together with some well stocked souvenir stalls on the walk up (haggle).

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Shanghai, China
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785 reviews 785 reviews
447 attraction reviews
1,839 helpful votes 1,839 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Ningbo might look like a very modern city today, but it has been a prominent centre since the Tang Dynasty some 14 centuries ago. A centre for both literature and religion, the city can make an intriguing attraction for those willing to track down its hidden treasures. One of these is Tiantong Temple, a Buddhist temple complex which has attracted... More 

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19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Because I had limited business visit in Ningbo, I wasn't able to see a lot of attractions. This one was one of those, that I will remember for my entire life, even if you can find hundreds of temples like this in China. But it is worth to visit if you are somewhere around. Temple is located around 1 hour... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Temple is 1500 years old. I used to visit it as a child. The pine trees long the entrance road are gone now, which greatly disappointed me. The temple is in a small valley. The hike in the nearby forest park is quite nice. The huge newly built parking lot/entrance is an eye-sore, not to mention that it completely destroyed... More 

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
20 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

This temple and its surroundings are sublime. It is situated in the hills, far from downtown madness. The air is fresh, it isn't too busy and there are plenty of quiet places for contemplation or a picnic. I would like to add a caveat - there is quite a bit of construction work near the entrance which might suggest a... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

I used to visit Tiantong temple when I lived here back in 2000-01. I have lived in NIngbo again now for 3 years, and try to get out to the temple every few months. It's a tranquil, beautiful place to wander through and to sit and contemplate. It has been given a makeover the past year, but it still holds... More 

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Shanghai, China
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

The temple itself has been recently renovated and looks brand new. It was also free of charge when I visited there. It was not unique in any way, but still nice looking. The best thing here is the setting - the temple sits on a mountain slope with beautiful scenery of green mountains and bamboo groves. You can also go... More 

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Ningbo, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

One of the most spiritual temples I have ever had the pleasure of visiting. Walking the Pilgrim's road up to the temple is a truly peaceful journey. The Temple itself is vast, so reserve enough time for this visit.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

The temple itself is wonderful but not unlike many other fantastic ones in China. What makes this place unique is because Japanese 'pilgrim" Dogen Zenji studied here before returning to Japan and founding Zen(which of course influenced Japanese culture aand way of life from tea to the Samurai). So, there are not a lot of more significant temples in China... More 

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