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Jinsi Temple

Jinci Town, Jinyuan District, Taiyuan 030025, China
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Ranked #1 of 102 Attractions in Taiyuan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural

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New Delhi
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 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

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Beijing, Beijing, China
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41 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 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.

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Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
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59 reviews 59 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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157 reviews 157 reviews
20 attraction reviews
254 helpful votes 254 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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69 helpful votes 69 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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21 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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99 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2011

the guider is enthusiastic and the temple is attractive

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