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Jiming Temple

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Address: No.1 Jiming Temple, Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210008, China
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Phone Number: 025-83600842
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Lovely temple, fantastic food

We visited on a very rainy day but it was easy to wander about with you umbrella up. At the entrance you are given incense and you climb up each section where you meet beautiful... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Lana S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited on a very rainy day but it was easy to wander about with you umbrella up. At the entrance you are given incense and you climb up each section where you meet beautiful statues and buildings. There was a great atmosphere with singing and praying throughout. When you reach the top you can light your incense and add... More 

Thank Lana S
Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even though I had read about it I dismissed it as "just a city temple". it was close to where I was staying and a local told me about it, so I decided to have a look on my way to the lake. Only 10Yuen for the visit (including some incense to burn as offering), is well worth the stroll... More 

Thank El_Errante_42
Huntsville, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

China is one of the main consumers of elephant tusks. You can carve gorgeous, intricately detailed pieces that any art lover would absolutely love to display in their home were it not for the fact that it was violently stolen from its elephant owner. I feel this goes against everything a Buddhist Temple should stand for. So while I love... More 

Thank Lisa G
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Good value for money, lovely scenery and nice atmosphere. I suggest getting to the top where there is a massive bowel for people who want to light an incense candle to make a wish.

Thank amie k
Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

+ Stone's throw away from the Nanjing Ancient Wall and Olympic Rings; also near to the Xuanwu Lake + Big and sprawling grounds (set aside 2-3 hours to explore to the heart's content) + Decent vegetarian restaurant with a good view of the Wall/ Olympic Rings/ Lake + Visit during Spring for the cherry blossom trees that line the streets... More 

Thank Jon K
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

Almost all tourism temple need an admission ticket to enter, some stair that you need to climb still acceptable compare to other temple.Nice and pleasant temple and walk able distant to Xuanwu lake and Nanjing Ming Wall.

Thank kokomitay
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016

A little hard to find, this temple set on the hill has multiple buildings with view of the Xuanwuhu Lake and Park. For fee of 10RMB, you get 3 jossticks and time to explore. The temple itself is a nice example of Buddhist temple with parts of the complex used as storage for building materials and other bits and pieces.... More 

Thank MarciTravels
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

Having seen quite a lot of buddhist temples in many sizes, shapes and ages I consider Jiming to be a modern-ish looking temple. You have to pay an admission ticket of 10 RMB. Just like many other attractions in Nanjing the temple is built on a slope of hill, not so easy to get there but you will have the... More 

Thank Volkan Ç
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Its located in a convenient and easily accessible part of the city. I came on a rainy day so it wasn't crowded. There's a vegetarian restaurant at the top that has good views. Not a must visit, but it was pleasant.

Thank alec8888
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Busted the temple with my wife, it was an amazing place!!! So many people around and so many steps to climb. Wonderful ambience and full of positive energy. Close to the lake and to the city wall, a great way to see this part of the city

Thank JRRC_22

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