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Address: Qiaotou Village, Zhongdu Country, Pingyao County 031100, China
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really interesting temple with great sculptures

Our first temple and we actually had to go back in after we'd left as we realised we had missed the sculptures round the side. Good condition and beautiful guardian sculptures on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Shanghai, China
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Shanghai, China
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135 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our first temple and we actually had to go back in after we'd left as we realised we had missed the sculptures round the side. Good condition and beautiful guardian sculptures on the way in. The monk will try and bless you ...at a cost but it was still a nice experience (worth the 50 I had to bless him... More 

Thank rosie38c
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

the statues are very very beautiful. quite far from city center. No many tourists. Unfortunely, we are not allowed to take any pictures of the statues. Worth paying a visit!

Thank Timelesspassion
Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Close to the city and easy to rwach woth the bus 308, this temple is almost empty from tourists and really interesting to see, with much more than many temples in ancient Pingyao.

Thank Thecatalanboss
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133 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Love it! A quiet late afternoon, only the three of us and temple caretaker. Dust, decay,peeling painted wood figures with missing limbs practically exhaled century old air. Brimming with atmosphere, this simple temple had an authentic historic vibe that was missing in many large urban temples. Don't miss 'hall of the kings' and 'judges in hell'. A marvelous ancient tree,... More 

Thank 1hker1
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Visitor can take bus no. 108 to there, it costs $3, and 20 minutes to arrive. The bus station is near the train station (the old one). It is famous for its dolls which made by mud in colour. I recommend to hire a guide for brief introduction. It highlight the visit. On May 25 there is a festival running,... More 

1 Thank hamdan268
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This temple is on the edge of town and from the walls you can look out over fields. It is a good size with several buildings that have been well maintained and what look to be the original wooden sculptures.

Thank Cararmme
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is a nice temple, a few km from the old city of Pingyao. The buildings are not extraordinary, but some of the statues are beautiful and overall the place is nice, although the surroundings aren't. Worth seeing if you spend more than a day in Pingyao.

Thank Seasondtraveller
Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I have travelled a lot in China and I definitely think this is one of the best temples ! Worth going!

Thank Beatrice C
Royston, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We were taken here on our tour having just visited a different mountain top temple, This one had a free show and was teeming with visitors so not as easy to get pictures as some others. All of the temples are interesting, this one is no different. Well worth a visit if you are passing.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

If you are in Pingyao County, do not miss giving Shuanglin Temple a visit. The beautiful ancient carvings are well worth it. Looking at the remnants of colour on the statues, one can imagine how resplendant and magnificient it once was. There are statues of the four heavenly kings and detailed oriented carving of one thousand hand Guan Yin. Faded... More 

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