Baoji Famensi Museum

Baoji Famensi Museum, Fufeng County: Hours, Address, Baoji Famensi Museum Reviews: 4/5

Baoji Famensi Museum
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
What people are saying
Interesting but depending on what you are expecting
Sep 2018
The weather was great when I was there. We arrived at the Fo Guang Ge hotel within the Famen Temple site in the late afternoon and it was a simple and clean hotel. The hotel breakfast served vegetarian food which had quite a big variety. Coffee was not available. If you need your caffeine shot of the day, you should bring your own coffee or those instant coffee that you can just add hot water. Rooms are mainly windowless. Staying a day for me was ok. But it is not a place I want to stay for long. I believe it is meant to be a place for those who want to mediate etc for a religious reason. One thing that was very upsetting with this temple site hotel was, the card where you slot in for electricity in the room should be taken out and returned to the reception for check-out. It is common to see a card place at the light slot when you get into any hotels. We left it as we found it in the room when we left. The receptionist did not comment anything about anything missing when I specifically handed to her and asked if everything was ok. We went in a group of 30 and by time we were ready to leave on the coach, we were told we did not return that electricity card. The staff claimed they cannot find it in the slot or room. I ran up to my checkout room and true enough did not see one. I think the staff in the hotel was very unprofessional for that. One good thing about staying in this place is, you can take a walk in the morning or anytime you want. It took about 20-30 min leisure walk to the museum where the relics is located. It was quite an impressive structure. By understanding the background of the relics and place would make the place interesting. Specifically, it would be a site for those who come for pilgrimage reason. Check out the schedule if you are there to catch a glimpse of the finger bone relics. The relics is not shown for all days. If you want to visit without too much fight with crowds, consider mid September. It's also not too hotel during the day and cool in the evening.

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Scared Lose
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New, spacious, serene and clean
May 2019 • Family
We sat quietly on the floor observing the visitors meditating, reading scriptures and praying to Buddha.
Behind the Buddha statue, there was a big portrait of Goddess of Kuanyin. Ironical, as she’s part of Taoist religion.
There was an exhibition on the different garments worn by people along the silk route into Europe. The country is promoting the road back into Europe through the old silk route.
Written May 12, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

PH983
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Interesting but depending on what you are expecting
Sep 2018 • Friends
The weather was great when I was there. We arrived at the Fo Guang Ge hotel within the Famen Temple site in the late afternoon and it was a simple and clean hotel. The hotel breakfast served vegetarian food which had quite a big variety. Coffee was not available. If you need your caffeine shot of the day, you should bring your own coffee or those instant coffee that you can just add hot water.

Rooms are mainly windowless. Staying a day for me was ok. But it is not a place I want to stay for long. I believe it is meant to be a place for those who want to mediate etc for a religious reason.

One thing that was very upsetting with this temple site hotel was, the card where you slot in for electricity in the room should be taken out and returned to the reception for check-out. It is common to see a card place at the light slot when you get into any hotels. We left it as we found it in the room when we left. The receptionist did not comment anything about anything missing when I specifically handed to her and asked if everything was ok. We went in a group of 30 and by time we were ready to leave on the coach, we were told we did not return that electricity card. The staff claimed they cannot find it in the slot or room. I ran up to my checkout room and true enough did not see one. I think the staff in the hotel was very unprofessional for that.

One good thing about staying in this place is, you can take a walk in the morning or anytime you want. It took about 20-30 min leisure walk to the museum where the relics is located. It was quite an impressive structure. By understanding the background of the relics and place would make the place interesting. Specifically, it would be a site for those who come for pilgrimage reason. Check out the schedule if you are there to catch a glimpse of the finger bone relics. The relics is not shown for all days.

If you want to visit without too much fight with crowds, consider mid September. It's also not too hotel during the day and cool in the evening.
Written October 30, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Bwefar8
Amsterdam, The Netherlands84 contributions
Special in its own way
Jul 2018 • Friends
Famensi is reachable by a tourist bus, but when it rains in the morning they just might cancel it. When you still want to go you have to take a local bus. (Good to know... after 5 it’s hard to come home)
The old temple itself has an amazing story, build on a part of buddha’s finger, as it is claimed.
The huge stupa is 144m high and quite impressive. The way to it is led by 8 huge golden Buddha’s.
A different temple for a change after thinking that I’ve seen them all in China.
Also the interior was impressive with some huge doors that dwarfed the 2m me.
Written July 30, 2018
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CWLow
Kuantan, Malaysia473 contributions
Worth while visit
Nov 2014 • Solo
Famen Temple, renowned for storing the veritable Finger Bone of the Sakyamuni Buddha, is located in Fufeng County of Shaanxi Province, 120km east of Xian and 96km west of Baoji. Baoji Famensi Museum, which is a Buddhist arts museum is in Famen Temple Scenic area. Its primary role is in the collecting, protecting, displaying and study of precious Buddhist artifacts of the Tang's Dynasty. The museum has more than 2000 pieces of cultural relics, including 71 important cultural relics within its first floor gallery and another 37 items on the second floor.

Archaeologists found thousands of royal treasures and jewellery as well as the relic of a finger bone of Buddha Sakyamuni. These finds can be seen in the museum and the relic is now housed in the newly constructed and imposing 148 meter tall Namaste Dagoba(New Complex). On August 24th of 1981, one side of the pagoda inside the Famen Temple collapsed. In 1986, the government decided to repair it in February of 1987 and during the undertaking of the repairing work, 2499 pieces of national treasures of Tang Dynasty including the phalanx sarira, exquisite gold and silver wares, royal porcelains, silk fabrics, costume, tea sets, coins and many more were found. Now these invaluable treasures are preserved in the Museum of Famen Temple which was enlarged from the original 500 square meters to 3000 square meters.

Recommend to visit this interesting museum to view so called ancient treasures in relation to Buddhism.
Written October 14, 2015
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ryanteo
Guangzhou, China7,796 contributions
An amazing temple
Jun 2014 • Couples
The attraction is about 10 km north of Fufeng County, Shaanxi Province. It has history of more than 1,700 years. Do allocate sufficient time to enjoy the beautiful landscape leading to the museum and temple. Religious and historical exhibits in the museum are informative and breathtaking. The main attraction is the relic (舍利) displayed in the main hall of the temple.

You may refer the following websites (mostly in Chinese) before planning your visit to this amazing temple:
http://www.fmsjq.com/index.html
http://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/法门寺
http://baike.baidu.com/subview/42084/9218250.htm
Written May 10, 2015
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AnotherSwede
Sweden178 contributions
The museum is what you´re here for
Aug 2011 • Friends
.. not the new temple! You should try to concentrate on the old pagoda where the Tang-dynasty (and older) relics were found, and visit the museum and all the emazung finds displayed there.
Written April 23, 2012
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Baoji Famensi Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sat 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM