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Jinsi Temple

Jinci Town, Jinyuan District, Taiyuan 030025, China
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Ranked #1 of 106 Attractions in Taiyuan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Nice gardens and a fabulous collection of buildings make this well-worth a visit..but without a guide to explain the functions of the buildings and to tell the stories surrounding them, the visitor will be at a bit of a loss.

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Tianjin, China
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

From a year of working and travelling in China, this is the best temple we have visited. Not as imposing as Temple of Heaven in Beijing or as well-restored as some others but it oozes history and has plenty of beautiful buildings and features. Well worth a detour if you are in Taiyuan or a special visit if you love... More

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Taiyuan, China
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154 reviews 154 reviews
20 attraction reviews
252 helpful votes 252 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This pleasant temple complex is probably the top local attraction and well worth a visit if you are in the Taiyuan area, especially in spring. Unlike most temples, this temple is largely a garden, with many ancient trees. The most famous portion of the temple is the immortal spring, whose water fills the canals and ponds. Those with an interest... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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158 reviews 158 reviews
84 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

I notice Jinsi Temple, Jinci Park and Jinci Musuem as three separate attractions under the reviews but in fact it they are the same from the photos. More specifically, Jinsi Temple or Museum relate to the historic complex which is the real attraction and there is a park outside. The official english name for the attraction by the Chinese is... More

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Augusta GA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

I found the whole grounds very interesting. It was a good hour drive from our hotel in Taiyuan (including traffic). The overall park is very large, you will walk a lot. We stayed about 2 hours, and felt that we barely scratched the surface. Felt like we were seeing a piece of old historical China. I found the whole area... More

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South East London
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81 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Lots of interesting things to see here and it is all very well preserved but it is very crowded. The Buddhist temple is good and slightly quieter. There were some beautiful peonies in flower when we were there.

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Beijing, China
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2011

the guider is enthusiastic and the temple is attractive

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