We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Jinsi Temple

Jinci Town, Jinyuan District, Taiyuan 030025, China
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 106 attractions in Taiyuan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
55 visitor photos
Write a Review

79 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Leiden, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tianjin, China
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Taiyuan, China
Top Contributor
152 reviews 152 reviews
20 attraction reviews
251 helpful votes 251 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
158 reviews 158 reviews
84 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Augusta GA
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
South East London
Top Contributor
184 reviews 184 reviews
81 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Beijing, China
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2011

the guider is enthusiastic and the temple is attractive

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Jinsi Temple also viewed


Been to Jinsi Temple? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Jinsi Temple, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing