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On a Nov Saturday around noon, we drove from Nanjing to Qixia Temple for a visit. We drove there in cabs with a private guide. The site is a grouping of temples, statues, lakes at the base of a mountain and then roads and stairs...More
Incredible Buddha statues near temple with the option of climbing the rest of the mountain. If you do not wish to climb you can take a tram around the mountain. Not sure I would recommend bringing elderly who can not walk very well here though...More
Qixia Temple has a history of 1500 years. It was originally built in 489 AD, during the Southern Dynasties). The original building was destroyed by war. New temple was reconstructed during the Qing Dynasty (around 100 years ago).
The temple has some remarkable historical relics:...More
First temple you see when you enter the Qixia mountain scenic area. Architecture is no different than the other temples and historical buildings. Inside the temple a very tall statue of Buddha and the statues of his followers catch your attention. Be careful if you're...More
this is my favorite temple just a bit outside of Nanjing. It is worth to visit this temple. You can go by taxi or by public transportation as well, if you like the thrill. Most people will not speak English around this area, but they...More
Late November or early December is the time to visit Qixia Mountain and temple to see the maples and other trees displaying their autumn foliage. When we went one sunny sunday there were thousands of people visiting - this is China after all. But people...More
It's 30 minutes outside of Nanjing, however it is worth the trip. Found out that the foliage will turn red on mid-November and provide a beautiful backdrop for your photo. The Buddha caves and the sacred relics tower are worth the visit on their own....More
Amazing place. This place is about 25 minutes outside of Nanjing, however it is worth the trip. It was a fun 3 hours for my family and i, the kids loved the temple and they loved having some space to run around when walking up...More
November is beautiful here, the foliage on the hillsides provide a beautiful backdrop to your photographs. The views of industry up the river and over the city are an interesting contrast. Accessed easily though it takes 1-hr via Metro Line 2 to YangShan and a...More
This site is one of the more interesting historical attractions in the Nanjing area. It is actually a congolmeration of religious structures ranging over a 1500 year period of Chinese history. The main halls, ponds, bell-towers and monastic buildings at the front of the complex...More