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White Horse Temple

Baima Si Lu, Luoyang, China
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Ranked #4 of 76 Attractions in Luoyang
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Toronto
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85 reviews 85 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

it may have been the rainy day but i think not. The site is not awe inspiring and i believe i left my camera holstered for the duration. Our guide gave us a meaningful, interesting history but if you're tight for time i would pass on the White Horse

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Stafford, England, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Toured as part of our package holiday. Nether worth seeing or worth going to see. The main temple was fairly new, and there were three others, one in Thai style, one a direct, though reduced size, copy of Padong in Burma, and one built as a gift by the government of India. One of our party summed it up perfectly... More

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Luoyang, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The old white temple is well worth a visit, the complex next door of new temples from around the Buddhist world feels a bit like a religous disneyland

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Somerset, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is a temple that is run by the sholin monks. It's about 35 mins out Luoyang city. The best way to get the most out of this is a tour bus. It's all a walking tour with very little English. They also have a new temple next door worth stoping by.

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Guilin, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Compared to the Shaolin Temple which is another famous Buhddist temple around this area, this temple is much less commercial. The monks do not sell suff when you were visiting the Halls. No one push you to buy incense and burn them. It's quiet and clean and lots of pine and cypress tress are everwhere. It is the first Buhddist... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

This temple is significant as the first Buddhist temple in China. I went there because I will like to pay respect to the two great masters -ZuFaLan (竺法兰) & SeMoTeng( 摄摩腾) who brought the Buddhist scriptures (sutta/ sutra) to China and translated into Chinese. Highly recommended for all Buddhist or any travellers who will like to explore more about the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

We visited this temple as part of a trip to Luoyang and Dengfeng to see the Shaolin temple. I loved this temple, beautifully kept and serene despite the number of people visiting. I enjoyed it more than the Shaolin which I thought was more touristy. My daughter felt like a movie star here (blond, tall etc) and we had to... More

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Wuhan, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

A temple in China that is significant as the first Buddhist temple in China. We went on a wet day so not so crowded, the temple grounds are spacious and nice to stroll arround, those expecting to see ancient buildings may be disapointed. there is a realtively new Indian temple and a Thai temple is close to completion. The Chinese... More

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Markham, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

The idea of seeing the first Buddha temple in China seemed like an important historical significance not to be missed. However, in the end it was just another temple to me. I can say that because I've seen it. If you are pressed for time, then may be pass on this but if not, it's about 1 hr away from... More

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Burlington, Vermont
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

It was okay. Another temple, maybe I'm just all templed out? I was suprised at how inappropriate some people are, and the lack of respect shown by numerous people at this temple. I saw a man place his two children on one of the "relic" horses, then jump up and stand on the "rump" of the horse while his wife... More

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