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White Horse Temple

Baima Si Lu, Luoyang, China
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Ranked #4 of 75 attractions in Luoyang
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Came to Luoyang on a day trip from Xi'an (90 minutes by high speed train). After seeing the Longmen Grottoes, we came here for an hour or two. It's a very nice temple, and was not particularly crowded when we were there. It is not spectacular, but it's quite active, the buildings are well maintained, and a nice green change... More

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Surrey, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Very well laid out and they are building a replica of a Thai temple on the location. Lots of people during National holiday week but that's to be expected.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

A well worth visit to this temple built during the Ming and Qing dynasties - If you a Buddhist, you will really enjoy this temple as it has so much history to it. Make sure you go through all the halls to look at all the various beautiful Buddha statues. My favourite is the cool and clear terrace because it... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

White Horse temple is a beautiful place with lots of sacred temples dedicated to Buddha. It is a very tranquil place and pleasant break from other more like crowded places. You can even see a very nice example of relation between buddhism and hinduism here as there was recently built a hindu temple as a gift from India.

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

If you want to visit a very serene and tranquil setting in China, while absorbing some history and Buddhist vibes, this is the place.

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