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Address: Tiantong Country, Yinzhou District, Ningbo 315000, China
Phone Number: 0574-88480068
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Hidden gem - hard to get to but worth the effort and the time

This is an amazing place with more than just one temple. The temples are arranged on a hill and there are multiple temples all the way to the top. There is also an 8 floor pagoda... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This is an amazing place with more than just one temple. The temples are arranged on a hill and there are multiple temples all the way to the top. There is also an 8 floor pagoda not far from the main temple area. There is even a vegetarian restaurant hidden in between the temples. I did not have time to... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

My Chinese friend kindly drove me there. Took about 40 mins but well worth it. Peaceful and Japanese zen-like atmosphere. Very well preserved and properly signed/ operated. Lucky to saw Sakura (cherry blossom) there too. The pagoda was under renovation so no climbing though.

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Dollar, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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
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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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China
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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
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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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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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