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Address: North of Shitou Alley, Yuquan District, Hohhot 010030, China
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8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Ancient Temple

Before entering this temple building, there are strict rules to observe e.g. no photography inside the temple. I was told that this temple is the oldest and largest lama temple... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 10, 2016
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

Before entering this temple building, there are strict rules to observe e.g. no photography inside the temple. I was told that this temple is the oldest and largest lama temple in Hohhot. It is restored and well known for its beautiful ancient structure and still active today. Before you walk out of the temple, spin the 'prayer wheel' and make... More 

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Auburn, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

I have visited many Buddhist temples in China, the Xilitu Zhao Temple is not extraordinary in the sense it is different from the others but it is very clean and was not crowded at all. Nice place to go for a couple of hours if you are in Hohhot.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

Try to visit both this one and the Dazhao Temple across the street. Both are active buddhist worship places.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2015

Stumbled upon this temple by accident, was on the bus to another temple and wasn't sure what stop to get off at, saw the large white marble pagoda from afar and hopped off the bus and I'm glad I did! The temple is still an active place of worship for tibetan buddhists and the architecture is a fantastic blend of... More 

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2010

On the other side of the main road is this large Lamasery which is worth a visit if only to see the candle-power in one of the back prayer rooms. My (sneakily taken) photo doesn't begin to capture the dichotomous senses of tranquility and power present in that high-ceilinged chamber, but trust me when I say there was certain magic... More 

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