Tayuan Temple

Tayuan Temple, Wutai County

Tayuan Temple
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Rowland45
Iowa City, IA398 contributions
Interesting but not unique
Jun 2017 • Couples
It is easy to become jaded in this land of many temples. This one is just another templ only older than most. It is badly in need of repair in many areas. We saw some interesting religious rites and some chanting.
Written January 13, 2018
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AndrewYew
Singapore, Singapore4,182 contributions
Sarira Stupa with Buddha Relic
Oct 2017 • Friends
This Temple contains the Sarira Stupa (50m tall) with embedded Buddha Relic inside. There are prayer wheels surrounding the whole Stupa. During Emperor Wanli's reign, the stupa was hived off from the Xian Tong Temple to create a separate temple for his mother the Dowager Empress Cisheng. Walk around the Stupa clockwise and spin the wheels.
Written October 27, 2017
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Robert M
Glasgow, UK72 contributions
A lot of Climbing
Sep 2016 • Couples
We spent a few hours here, the area is nice with temples and monks you really felt that you were in China
Written October 1, 2016
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clarencekoh
Shah Alam, Malaysia79 contributions
Visiting the temple
Sep 2016 • Friends
Just near the Tai Huai town. No need to take a bus. Walking will do.Enjoy the nice structure and the surrounding temple area. Do not need to buy a ticket to go it. Very quiet and nice
Written September 16, 2016
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Choo Tong G
Subang Jaya, Malaysia4 contributions
Great place to visit for buddhist.
Aug 2016 • Family
This temple is the largest monasteries of Gelugpa sect in Wutaishan .
The best period and date to visit this temple is during Autumn and the first and fifteen
of the Chinese calendar, This white pagoda is built by one Indian Monk.

On the way to this temple there a few temple which worth visiting and further up the hill top
is the another great temple called Pusa Ding. The entrance fees per person is CNY145.
Written September 1, 2016
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Lee m
Florida101 contributions
White dagoba dominates the skyline
Apr 2016 • Friends
Coming down from Pusading temple, we visited several more temples, one of which was Tayuan with the beautiful huge white dagoba which stands out in all the views of the area.
Written May 13, 2016
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horst_8877
Shanghai, China415 contributions
iconic landmark
Sep 2015 • Couples
Tayuan Temple is located near the southern gate of the temple complex in the village of Taihuai in the center of the UNESCO World Heritage site Wutai Shan. We came here as most of the tourists do as part of a guided tour with a bus of the Shanxi Tourism Organization. Tayuan Temple is most renowned for its tall bottle-shaped eye-catching “White Pagoda”, the iconic landmark of the whole temple area of Wutai Shan. Being the only taller structure there and standing at the outer line of the village the White Pagoda thus can be seen nearly from everywhere. Vice versa, the view from the courtyard of the temple or even better from the upper floors of the multistory hall near the entrance is very nice and a good place to take pictures of the pagoda, the monastic village and the mountainous landscape. The complex wooden gabled roof and the bell near the exit may deserve visitor’s attention. The temple itself is nothing special. At the time of our visit many buildings were under urgently needed renovation. A visit one year later when work is finished thus may leave a better overall impression. As the main tourist path passes Tayuan Temple anyway its worth to have a look, enjoy the view and take some close-ups of the pagoda.
Written September 22, 2015
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angela914
Bristol226 contributions
Extremely interesting
May 2014 • Friends
The three temples, Xiantong, Tayuan and the Pusading Monastery are all one behind each other. It is very easy to go from one to the next. Stunning buildings, very interesting viewing a working monastery and wonderful scenery
Written June 18, 2014
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