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Famen Temple (Famen Si)

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Famen Zhen, Fufeng County 722200, China
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed October 23, 2015

If, you are visiting Xian for the Terracotta warriors then try to get time to spend a day at this temple. The pictures shows only the modern part of the site not the original pagoda and cellar hall. Best days to visit are at the...More

3  Thank chrisdxuk
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Reviewed November 15, 2014

Having lived in India for 25 years, I wanted to travel to China one day since it’s a country where people also believe in Buddhism. I searched some Buddhist temples on the Internet and found an historic site called Far Men Si in Xi’an. According...More

6  Thank Aaron Y
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Reviewed August 25, 2018

I tagged along with my colleague during our business trip. For me who is no here to worship is impress with the structural and building. Most of the people are here to pray and look at the relic. If you are not a believer, better...More

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Reviewed February 20, 2018 via mobile

Famen Buddhist temple which was built 7 years ago at a cost of 10 billion yuan, however the old temple next door was much better; you could see some relics of the Buddha Shankyuni. However the scale and size of the new temple site is...More

2  Thank g6hie
Reviewed September 24, 2017

This is a Buddhist temple which is still in use so you will come across worshippers inside as well as outside lighting joss sticks at the large incense burner. Behind the temple is the pagoda and it is possible to walk down to the crypt...More

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Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile

The temple is some way out of Xi'an. I had to wait two hours for a bus (and the return bus never showed up! Had to catch a local bus to some town and then transfer). The temple is interesting but, unless there is some...More

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Reviewed June 25, 2017

This is something like 75 miles outside Xi’an. It’s a famous Buddhist temple originally built during Eastern Han Dynasty about 1700 years ago. It was damaged in the 2008 earthquake and has now been re-built. It is said to hold the finger bone of Sakyamuni...More

Thank Gillian G
Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

Temple is far from the city and has been ruined by commercialization. When you arrive, you walk through a gaudy monstrosity of concrete and colored metal that serves as the new welcome courtyard to the temple. Why was a historic temple ruined like this? After...More

Thank Charlie M
Reviewed May 4, 2017

One of the biggest temples in China and there was a drama highlighting the history of the temple which was very inspiring .Though it was in Chinese ,i completely loved the 1.30 hr drama made inside the temple .The acting as well as the story...More

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Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

Around 2 hours drive, interesting but after a while they all look the same to me. Visited other more interesting temples compared to this one

1  Thank BillytheTraveler
Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

If you are in the area go visit the Famen temple. Inspiring place and especially the old site is very beautiful. A place of peace and balance.

Thank Ton E
Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Big complex, get ready to do some walking. It's quite hot in July, even with hats and umbrella, it's still very hot. With our young kids we only visited the old pagoda complex (where they found the underground palace). You can take a tram ride...More

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April 24, 2016|
Response from Jim C | Reviewed this property |
I Have no idea. It is a very interesting place. They have a fragment of a finger bone of. Buddha.