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White Horse Temple

Address: Baima Si Lu, Luoyang, China
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Ranked #5 of 78 Attractions in Luoyang
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Leeds UK
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91 reviews 91 reviews
49 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
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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133 reviews 133 reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Toronto
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38 helpful votes 38 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 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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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 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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