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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...More