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Address: Famen Zhen, Fufeng County 722200, China
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Phone Number: 0917-5254002
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$91*
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Private Day Tour of Xian Qianling Mausoleum and Famen Temple
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$246*
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Day Trip to Famen Temple and Qianling Tomb from Xi’an

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So interesting to see the Old China and New, side by side at this famous Temple. The new temple is enormous and very grandiose while the smaller, old temple is the true treasure... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2016
Mallphin
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Leeds, Alabama
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Sg
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 for the big modern complex but we didn't do it cause our kids are already... More 

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Leeds, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

So interesting to see the Old China and New, side by side at this famous Temple. The new temple is enormous and very grandiose while the smaller, old temple is the true treasure. It is here that a believed to be relic, a finger of Buddha, resides. It was hidden for years in a secret area below the temple, taken... More 

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Klang, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

It was given to Eastern Han Dynasty,the Tang emperors build an underground palace and lavish imperial gold,silver,silk,potteries,tea sets,tea grinders,incense holder,statues......in its vault.Every 30 years,they were taken out in a State procession to Changan(present day XIAN,SHAANXI province)a distance of 100km.It takes 2 years to prepare.Buddhism was a state religion.In 847,the palace was sealed and forgotten.In 1987,after pulling down the damaged 13... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Located a few hours from Xi'an this is an amazing place. The walk from the entrance to the main building takes you past numerous Buddha. It is a long walk but they have a tram. Inside the main building you can see a finger bone of Buddha, You cab also go into the old pagoda and museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

take tram if you would like to reduce your walking time to the primary temple that houses the single artifact

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 weekend when the finger bone relic is on display otherwise all one will see are... More 

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

Our group of 10 rented a minibus for Y1200 for a day trip to Famen Temple. Journey took about 2 hours. On reaching Famen Temple we were amazed by the size of this place. It's huge. Just from the gate to the main building is about 3.5km. We took a buggy and a guide for the tour here. Famen Si... More 

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Kuantan, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Famen Temple Buddhist Cultural Scenic area has become a leading scenic site in western Shaanxi and a Buddhism center for pilgrims from all over the world, a Buddhism culture research center and famous tourist destination. It composes of 5 sectors including Famen Temple Monastery, Famen Temple Museum, Namaste Dagoba, Buddha's Light Avenue and Plaza of Buddha's Light Gate. Famen Temple,... More 

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Buenos Aires
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I only visited this place as part of a tour to QianLing and I'm not religious but I found this place amazing. There's two areas a) the traditional temples and gardens where the the first temple was as well as the pagoda b) the new, modern, breathtaking temple which features in most pictures. I think you need at about 4... More 

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Perth, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

Completely commercially run. Force you to visit all those recently built so called palaces. Won't allow you to pay the temple fare at all. You have to buy the bundle tickets. Absolutely disgusting.

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