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Tiantong Temple

Tiantong Country, Yinzhou District, Ningbo 315000, China
0574-88480068
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Ranked #4 of 68 Attractions in Ningbo
Type: Religious Sites, Ancient Ruins
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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426 attraction reviews
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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
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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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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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China
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20 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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Ningbo, China
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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30 helpful votes 30 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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Hong Kong
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

This monastry has around 1700 years of history, similar to Shaolin. The most attractive feature is rich, endless bamboo groves on the hill side. Site management is rather poor with hawkers and litter on the road side.

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