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Asoka Temple

Address: Baotong Minglun Village, Wuxiang Town, Yinzhou District, Ningbo 315112, China
Phone Number: 0574-88338558
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Ranked #7 of 71 Attractions in Ningbo
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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275 reviews 275 reviews
33 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

It took us about 45 minutes in a car from central Ningbo to get there. But it was definitely worth it. An active monastery, there are real monks walking around. My host showed me how to light incense and wish. We did it 9 times, as required. You are not supposed to talk in some places, and in others you... More 

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61 reviews 61 reviews
20 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

This is a sprawling temple complex set in a beautiful forest. It is wonderful to wander through the pavillions and find quiet little tucked-away places for contemplation. Much of the temple looks quite old with any restoration having been tastefully done. When we visited, there were a lot of new buildings being constructed near the car park. This probably means... More 

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Ningbo, China
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

About 45 min taxiride from the centre, but still "in the city". Big complex surrounded by old cinammon trees and bamboo forest, so shady even in hot summer, many ponds with fish and turtles, many temple buildings, three pagodas, lots of stone carvings, ancient pieces. Top temple with hundreds of golden/lacquered statues. Easy to walk around.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

This temple is said to be 1000 years old monastery. It is largest in the Eastern province of China. It has over 200 rooms for monks to stay and is spread in a vast area. It is a prime place for Buddhists - must list in agenda and must see

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Brisbane, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

It was interesting to see how the Monks used to live and how they still live and provide for the poor. The architecture was great. This temple was in a wonderfully serene area and I combined a visit to Dong Qian Lake, which was beautiful with the visit to Asoka Temple. It made for a lovely day outside the city... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

Asoka temple is the one I have been hearing about from the childhood of my life. It was my good experience to visit such a temple and I feel really good to visit this famous temple

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Anand, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2011

I went to Asoka Temple, Dist Ningbo, China while visiting China for business purpose in Dec'2007. On last day of my visit my host Mr.Lee asked me where I want to go before leaving China & I requested him to show me a Chinese Temple. He came to hotel at around 10:00 AM & selected the destination as Asoka temple... More 

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