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Jinsi Temple

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Address: Jinci Town, Jinyuan District, Taiyuan 030025, China
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long history

Though it is a long-story temple, I do not think I visited at a good time because there were a large quantity of visitors. So remember to avoid travelling peak time.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Taiyuan, China
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Taiyuan, China
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Though it is a long-story temple, I do not think I visited at a good time because there were a large quantity of visitors. So remember to avoid travelling peak time.

Thank jessica123130
Los Angeles, California
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

A beautiful and relaxing park, with huge ancient trees (some of them said to be more than 2000 years old), temples with beautiful architecture, old statues and legends associated with them, which all made our visit to Jinsi Temple a very pleasant, interesting and relaxing experience...

Thank worldnomad_01
Shanghai, China
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34 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

The Jinci Temple is a very old spiritual place and worth to visit because of rare and uncommon sculptures, art, architecture and legends which point back to pre-Buddhism times and a visit of the temple can be combined with walking around and enjoying some relaxing time with family or friends in the connected beautiful Jinci Park. Jinci Temple is located... More 

1 Thank horst_8877
Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
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145 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

we stayed overnight at a hotel in Taiyuan and visited the Jinci temple another great place to visit Beautifull rooftops and we made some nice pictures

Thank Tbirdt-bird444
Hong Kong, China
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32 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

There is a Chinese sentence, saying that "If a traveller do not visit Jinsi Temple, it means that he/she have never been Taiyuen". It is defintley worth to pay a visit. It is great! I recommend to hire a guide for a brief introduction. It costs $60.

Thank hamdan268
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The temple and park surrounding it were lovely, but the landscaping was still a bit bare when I visited in March.

Thank MarylynEubank
New Delhi
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Indian's have a problem with taking out their shoes for the Temple visit. This is Indian way but in China one need not to take out the shoes so for us [ Indian ] this is a pleasent news....also it is so cold that one has to be fully covered

1 Thank vikask
Beijing, Beijing, China
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42 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

jinci located in the southwest of Taiyuan City, you can take the bus 804,808 or 304 to Jinci park ( the last terminal). then you need to take a minibus to the park (RMB 10 yuan/person). Jinci was ranked as the No 1 attraction in Taiyuan, collections of well preserved old buildings and trees make the temple worth a visit.

1 Thank Billy Z
Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

It was February; cold and the air was (as usual) not clean. Despite all that it was totally worth the visit. Old buildings with so much history.

Thank Dawn L
Leiden, The Netherlands
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140 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 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.

Thank ArtyGr

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