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Address: Hedong Village, 15 km NE of Pingyao, Pingyao County, China
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I higly recommend it to someone who love Chinese architecture. It is one of the valuable ancient temples for its famous architecture! Visitor can take a bus no.9 near the train... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I higly recommend it to someone who love Chinese architecture. It is one of the valuable ancient temples for its famous architecture! Visitor can take a bus no.9 near the train station (the old one) to there by 40 minutes. It takes about two hours to look around. I recommend to hire a guide for brief explanation. It definitely highlight... More 

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Layer de la Haye, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

If you've bought the Pingyao Ancient City tourpass, then you'll get into this for free as part of your 120 RMB ticket. Near the east gate and the Confucious Temple, you can spend a good 30 minutes just wandering through. Wash your hands in the water fountains on the way in and then walk through each of the rooms, temples... More 

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

Very very old temple that's perhaps different than what you'll see elsewhere in China. The frescos are pretty impressive and I'm surprised at how few people were here. We were there on a Sunday afternoon, and were literally the only 2 there when we arrived. We rode bikes there, which is an adventure in itself. There is a lot of... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This temple is very old, and was saved from destruction during the cultural revolution. The old statues were not restored, and are still in their wonderful original style. Well worth seeing!

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

This place was unbelievable for China. We went on a Ching Ming Sunday, expecting it to be packed, but there were 6 other people and us. Very peaceful, you could here the birds singing and such an untypically Chinese tourist destination. The temple is interesting in that it has a very old wooden structure (partly hidden/supported?) by bricks, with interesting... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

...looks like nobody in Shanxi Province or China is taking care about of the complex. The color of sculptures disappeared, all facades and inside of buildings are in terrible conservation, the dust are accumulating in all sculptures, etc. I could see only one positive aspect on this visit, nobody beyond me and my friend were there. Maybe, this can explain... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2011

There's only one thing to see here: Wanfo (Ten Thousand Buddhas) Hall, the only surviving building of a once much-larger Buddhist monastery. But what a building it is! Built in 963, it's one of the oldest wood buildings in China, or in the world, for that matter. The architectural details---particularly the bracketing and eaves----are extraordinary. Inside is an ensemble fo... More 

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