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Address: Baima Si Lu, Luoyang, China
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For the Buddhists; cannot miss the White horse temple in Luoyang

Priced at CNY50, this entry ticket is not too high though. Visited this temple during winter and when there is not much crowd. This is one of the recommended tourist attraction... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

the white horse temple is a beautiful temple complex.we enjoyed our visit very much.however the world religions temples extension is getting a little close.we went to see the womens temple.which was very interesting and so different.worth the small walk to get to it!

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Magog, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This site can be divided into two parts. First, the interesting part is the (real) old temple complex, the true White Horse Temple. Next to it are a few new temples built by friends of China. These Thai, Indian and Myanmar temples are brand new but show a different kind of architecture. Seeing them next to each other makes it... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I really enjoyed my visit here, not far out of Luoyang. Tranquil, serene temple that is as I understand it the home of Buddhism is SE Asia. Indian (all materials, Buddhas and more were donated by Indian Government) and Thai temples serve as interesting points of architectural comparison to the Chinese style of temple. Definitely worth visiting when in Luoyang.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Priced at CNY50, this entry ticket is not too high though. Visited this temple during winter and when there is not much crowd. This is one of the recommended tourist attraction on the internet for Luoyang city, so I decided to visit this temple. Took a public bus no. 58 to this place, and took me close to two hours... More 

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Leeds UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

If you only visit one attraction in Luoyang, make it this one. The temple itself is excellent, but the complex of additional temples makes this site fabulous. Take your time, allow at least a couple of hours to do the place justice, and make sure you visit the temples provided by other cultures too.

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George Town, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

White Horse Temple is the first Buddhist temple in China build by Emperor Ming of the Eastern Han Dynasty in 68 AD. It is named after the white horse carrying Buddhist sutras and figurines back to China, led by two great Indian monks, She Moteng and Zhu Falan. The Temple became the centre for Buddhist activity in China and since... More 

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Tehran, Iran
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

reconstructed for several times,but deserve a short visit.I especially interested on the Hall of Heavenly Kings and wood and gold carving of Buddha statues in it. The 37m tall Qiyun Pagoda is very near and deserve to visit. At the end you should pass through a line of newly built temples. If you never been in Thailand,India and Myanmar this... More 

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This is where Buddhism started in China more than thousand years ago. You may not be able to see all the original, knowing the history and how it connect to other countries like Thailand, India and Myanmar make you realize that the world was one place thousand years ago. There is no physical boundaries and politic.

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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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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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