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Shuanglin Temple

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Address: Qiaotou Village, Zhongdu Country, Pingyao County 031100, China

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
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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!

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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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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a fascinating insight into the past history of province of China.It is a courtyard home complex and is full of quality statues, art works and treasures.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Quiet and peaceful, few tourists. Temple houses ancient coloured Buddhas enclosed behind bars as they are very fragile.

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Unfortunately part of the temple was closed for reconstruction, but the rest was more than worth the trip from the ancient city.

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The Shuanglin Temple is only 6k away from Pingyao and definitely worth a visit. The numerous statues are amazing, although unfortunately they are all behind bars in very dark rooms. These displays definitely don't meet western standards. The bike ride there was ok. The road was pretty good, but there are some very polluting trucks... so be prepared to breath... More 

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Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Another good trip outside the city, and less crowded that the city, but not as peaceful as Zhenguo. Can be done in a couple of hours or so, with Zhenguo.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Just outside Pingyao is the Double Forest Temple, Shuang Lin, a World Heritage Site. Although there has been a temple here for over 1000 years, most of what is left is about 600 years old and dates to the Qing dynasty. The clay sculptures are very interesting and portray a high level of artistic skill. I particularly like the "thousand"... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Apparently most of the current trainees are involved with commercial activities, although you could see hundreds if not thousands of young lads training either side of the route in and out.

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