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Shuanglin Temple

Qiaotou Village, Zhongdu Country, Pingyao County 031100, China
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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66 reviews 66 reviews
19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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Shanghai, China
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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60 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Manila, Philippines
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Hey since you are already in Pingyao, why not go visit the Shuanglin Temple. Nothing spectacular really, if you are in a hurry, yeah you can skip this attraction. Anyway if you do visit, please take care not to step on the door's wooden frame. It is bad luck to do so. Hop, don't step. This goes true for all... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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27 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This was a pretty temple, but too far a travel from PingYao for being only mediocre. I Mean once you've seen some temples, there has te be a really special one to make the extra trip bedause they all start looking alike in the end.

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France
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

As with many things in Pingyao, it's in a terrible state of repair. For a UNESCO site, it's shocking. Thousands of incredible statues of various gods, goddesses & saints covered in centuries of grimes...but the detail is amazing & despite what the signs say, take flash photos as it's only afterwards that you realise the incredible artwork that's on show... More

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