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We visited between Mid Autumn festival and National days. Very few people visited. No waiting to climb stairs and hang out in those hanging temples. But maybe it was so quite due to the fog and rain on day of visit. Non the less it...More
First of all, you’d better to get a car to visit this place. There is no public bus connecting the attraction with Zhangye City. You can take a bus to the village near the temple, but you will get difficulty to come back. Besides, it...More
This is a nice place, lots of walking and climbing through narrow passage to the upper temple.
Many statues were destroyed. The reinstated ones are of poor workmanship.
The hill beside is worth a climb.
Because we had only one complete day to visit the surroundings of Zhangye, we combined the Danxia Geopark in the morning with a visit to the Mati si temple in the late afternoon. Some details of our time planning.
1. At 8.30 a.m. my wife...More
I visited here as part of a 32-day solo holiday with China Private Tours.
The Mati Temple is a 90-minute or so scenic drive out of Zhangye. Tourists have been flocking to Zhangye with the growing popularity of the Danxia Rainbow Hills and I was...More
Mati, literally translate to Horse’s Hoof. Si means temple. So Matisi is also called Horse’s Hoof Temple. It is stunning to look at because the caves were cut into the face of a cliff. The facades of several temples jut out on the surface of...More
You approach this wonderful place walking through a raising path, Behind a curve, you can admire the temples hanging from the rocky wall and partially excavated inside, appearing a miraculous view.
The visit of the different rooms of the temple can be done passing through...More
Mati Temple is about 60km out of Zhangye. I took a private taxi (200 RMB there and back) although you can take public transport if you have time (see other reviews). The views of the surrounding landscape are spectacular. I visited in June and the...More