Jinshan Temple of Zhenjiang

Jinshan Temple of Zhenjiang

Jinshan Temple of Zhenjiang

Jinshan Temple of Zhenjiang
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6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM

4.0
130 reviews
Excellent
47
Very good
58
Average
22
Poor
3
Terrible
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Jana
Nanjing, China231 contributions
Beautiful place
Nov 2018 • Solo
I usually don’t like going to temples.. but my friends recommended this place for me .. and it was really a beautiful place.
Written November 25, 2018
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jaytripjaytrip
Mannheim, Germany99 contributions
Beautiful Temple
May 2018 • Couples
5* rating for all who love the style and architecture of Chinese Temples. Because of the location on a hill there are many beautiful perspectives, after every bend, up every flight of stairs you see sth as beautiful as a painting. We've been there on a rainy day: so no problem with the crowds as other reviewers mention. I also recommend the short boat trip to the famous well. Having a cup of tea there looking over the lake must be wonderful experience, sorry we did not have the time for that. I also recommend to learn the legend of the white and green snake before you visit. It gets mentioned everywhere and may add to the beauty of the place if you are in these kind of things.

(I admit: people who are not particullarily interested in buddhism or old buildings may find this just another temple like others, with lakes, water and boattours like elsewhere)
Written May 13, 2018
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suathong
Singapore, Singapore740 contributions
Relive the legend
Apr 2018 • Family
The history of Jinshan (Golden Hill) Temple can be traced back to 1600 years ago. Emperor Kangxi visited this temple in 1687. The temple is famous because of the legend "Madam White Snake". Madam White Snake transforms to a beautiful lady Bai Suzhen, who then falls in love with a scholar Xu Xian. A Jinshan monk Fa Hai breaks up the relationship. In rage, Bai uses her magic power to flood the temple. "Flooding the Jinshan Temple" becomes a legend.
Visiting the temple reminds us the legend. Moreover, the park is a beautiful place for strolling.
Written April 28, 2018
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dragonflytw65
Palm Harbor, FL2,926 contributions
Impressive temple
Jun 2017 • Solo
The temple is very impressive, but the park has declined and is in need of attention and maintenance.
Written June 1, 2017
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Quest248
Nanjing, China108 contributions
must visit place
Jun 2016 • Friends
JInshan Scenic Resort is the National key famous scenery area. Inside this sceneric area falls jiangtian park, yiquan spot, Jinshan temple and pavilions, jinshan hill park. Once you enter the sceneric spot you can choose either the temple or hill park or yiquan spot. It takes around 2-3 hour to complete everything. JInshan temple has statute of Buddha and as you climb the stairs towards jinshan hill parks you come to many rooms. some of them have people mediating and some just displays statues. The Cishou Tower located at the top of hill was closed for renovation when we visited.
Written September 20, 2016
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Sandy R
Auckland, New Zealand368 contributions
Great to wander and take it the sights
Feb 2016 • Business
Shown around here by a guide which maximises the information which is great, but I'm sure even if you weren't informed this place is worthy of a visit. Even has its own cave with story attached.
Written March 4, 2016
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Danranzhai
Zagreb, Croatia40 contributions
Ancient Temple worth a visit
Jan 2016 • Couples
This is one of the oldest temple. Worth a visit. We got a guide for 100rmb. She spent more than 1 hour with us though she tried to push us to subscibe to the lighitng up of the small lamps, which cost 600rmb for 3 years. We did not agree to it. There are many small details assoicated with an emperor's temple not commonly found in other temples in China
Written January 2, 2016
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tensaisimon
Beijing, China271 contributions
Overated
Sep 2015 • Couples
Jinshan is associated with so many folklores that almost every Chinese knows its name. But none of the beautiful illusions of the park might fall apart when you are in it. Crowded, noisy, over-commercialize, and not much to see besides those newly made-ups. Yes it's a good park with a mountain and a lake, but definitely it does not worth the price.
Written September 5, 2015
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Keisha K
8 contributions
Cultural Adaption
May 2015 • Business
Great place to be with big park surrounding. Windy and chill brings lot of happy moment together. If you are seeking for peace and original temple then it is a perfect place. Very quiet and lovely experience
Written August 10, 2015
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FordPrefectII
Singapore, Singapore1,046 contributions
A culturally-rich attraction
Jun 2015 • Friends
Having grown up listening to the "Legend of the White Snake", it was a real treat to finally visit Jinshan Temple. The entire grounds can easily take about 3 hours to cover, so set aside a whole morning or afternoon for this attraction.
Prior to entering the temple, we passed some vendors selling incense to be burnt as offerings, and for the fun of it, I decided to buy some. I was instructed of the proper procedure - i.e. only using the left hand to hold the incense while lighting it, then offering it in the four compass directions, and placing it by the candles once I was done.
One of the most famous Buddhist temples in China, it's been visited by many emperors. At the entrance for instance, one finds Emperor Kangxi's calligraphy. Once in, the temple, built over 1600 years ago, is an architectural marvel, but the sculptures on the interior were even more impressive. There were the 4 Great Sky Kings, the 18 Arhats, the Buddha of Good Fortune, the Goddess of Mercy, and dozens, if not hundreds, of miniature fairies. The vivid colours of these sculptures just make them even more impressive.
The temple aside, the grounds had other attractions too. We climbed to the top of the hill where the Cishou Pagoda was situated, and got a view over the local surroundings. Making the hike back down, we saw people trying to throw coins into the mouths of gargoyles - apparently if you get it in, it brings good luck. We also took a boat ride on the lake and headed towards the Zhongleng Spring, while the boatman sang us songs in Chinese.
Later, I was instructed in some fascinating Buddhist philosophy over a vegetarian lunch in a restaurant within the compound.
Overall, it was a very enriching visit, and definitely worth making a stop here.
Written July 16, 2015
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