Shuilu Temple

Shuilu Temple, Lantian County

Shuilu Temple
4.5
Religious Sites • Monuments & Statues
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

4.5
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Gracie C
Bridgewater, NJ6 contributions
Off the beaten path
Oct 2018 • Friends
Wonderfully preserved site for Buddhist painted clay sculptures from the Sui Dynasty 518-619 AD through Late Zhou Dynasty 960 AD. Not a well known site therefore not crowded, which is great! On the downside, no signage or descriptions available. Not allowed to take photos either.
Written December 19, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Billy_Whimwa
427 contributions
Beautiful temple!
Apr 2017 • Family
The temple grounds area is pretty typical except for one big slab that has been preserved. I was told that it is very old. There's a big dong being at 99 times for the most best luck ever. Inside the main temple is an amazing display of art and craft work. It's really beautiful and totally worth the visit.

Written April 26, 2017
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LaPaj
LA279 contributions
Another great Buddhist temple
Mar 2014 • Friends
About 30 miles SE of Xian, Shuilu was built around 600 AD and is best know for the more than 3000 carved clay figures from the Ming Dynasty. Each small figures is vividly colored and apparently individualized. Didn't see any foreign tourists there during our visit. In some ways, the figures remind some of Mogao caves, but obviously not on as grand a scale as any of the four main grottoes I've seen. On the other hand, less time required to digest, and near a large city.
Written March 27, 2014
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Liu Y
Xi'an, China241 contributions
Great Site to see Buddhist scupltures
Feb 2014 • Business
ShuiLuAn Temple is located in LanTian County about 60 kilometers to the southeast of Xi'an downtown. This temple was built more than one thousand years ago and during the Ming Dynasty, it served as one of the royal temples because the emperor of Ming ordered that monks here to bless his express mother for her good fortune and good health.

The most amazing part is that of the the chapels has almost three thousand figurines carved and hanging inside the building. they are telling Buddhist stories, all these little figures are vivid, and colored from ancient times. Over a thousand years ago, artisans made tiny glazed balls and put them in the statue to symbolize their eyeballs,even today, they are still shiny like real.

The backdrop of the temple is the beautiful QinLing Mountain Range ( dividing line of North China and South China). Nearby the ShuiLuAn Temple are some local farming villages that shows the real farming life of people in North China, Other than visiting the monastery, it is also very interesting to walk around in the farming village and have a touch of the life of Chinese people.
Written March 17, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM