Xiangshui Taoist Temple

Xiangshui Taoist Temple, Dalian

Xiangshui Taoist Temple
4.5
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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beijingheart
Beijing78 contributions
Lucky Temple
Apr 2018
Worth a visit form center of Dalian about an hour by car. Take a car for half a day at around 100 RMB per hour. Visit this temple - all about Money nestled a little up the hills. Interesting history and looked after by a couple of Monks.
Written October 15, 2018
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Melissa S
Hudson Falls, NY28 contributions
Interesting excursion
Jul 2016 • Couples
If you are staying in Dalian this is a good excursion that just takes a few hours. It is only accessible by car so our hotel asked a taxi driver to take us and wait to bring us back. It only took about 20 minutes to get there. The driver had agreed to stay 1hr and take us back to the hotel for 180RMB ($27 USD). Total time was about 2hrs.

It was a shockingly poor area on the way there so you see how poor Chinese people live. The entrance was pretty bad looking but just have faith and keep walking! We had to pay 20RMB for parking and another 20 RMB for tickets.

On entering there is a lady selling frogs and turtles to put in the pond. Heartbreaking situation for the animals. Lots of dead fish in the ponds but I guess standards are very different for Americans.

The temples were very beautiful and interesting. Incense was burning everywhere and smelt wonderful. There is a very small cave you can crawl through by all you see is the beginning of the spring that the temple is named after. It's Avery tiny area so if you are a large man it's not worth the effort to go through it.

Overall it was enjoyable and a good insight into Chinese culture and lifestyle. I enjoyed seeing the monks. You can take photos on site but don't take photos of the monks.
Written July 17, 2016
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chris c
Dalian, China30 contributions
Just one of the beautiful locations of the Big Black Mountain Scenic Area
May 2016 • Couples
Went here early on a weekday and there were very few other people around.
Easy enough to find "xiangshui temple" on GPS and Google maps. I'm sure all the local Taxi drivers will know it too "响水寺“. Not sure about public transport.
Car park was free for this area and temple tickets 20rmb per person.
Its a really nice little temple but it is small, you can get around it leisurely in around 45mins, but its just one of the places to visit around the 大黑山 (Big Black Mountain) area. A big map at the temple entrance will show you the rest.
Despite other reviews there is very little walking and very few steps, the temple with all the steps is to the East of this place and called Guan Yin Ge, that one has a big climb.
Written May 15, 2016
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Sathish_Vasudevan
Chennai (Madras), India70 contributions
Good Temple in a good location
Apr 2016
Located in the Black mountain of Dalian ( Dahei Mountains ), very nice temple in a very nice location. Lot of steps to climb, but its worth it.
Written April 24, 2016
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Martin A
Dalian, China2,692 contributions
A Very Spiritual Place In Dalian, China
Oct 2015 • Friends
After several visits to this temple compound, I still think it's the greatest and most underrated attraction in Dalian. There are many temples on Daheishan or Big Monk Mountain and there are several at Xianghui, including one for teachers. There are other fantastic attractions, including a lake with coy, ponds with coy and turtles, a cave to explore, a spring inside a cave which echoes and is great for meditation, and the spring water is channelled so it pours out of the mouth of a beautiful dragon sculpture and onto a frog in a huge pond stocked with thousands of colourful koi. There is also a sculpture of The Man Under The Moon, who connects couples with red threads so they can get married, a Golden Tree, and more. Also, you can set free caged birds or frogs or turtles, in the Taoist tradition, with prayers. A palm reader is on the premises but he speaks only Chinese, so take an interpreter, or ask another visitor to translate. There are lots of stairs and stone pathways linking this hillside labyrinth of little temples. Each building is decorated beautifully and a river runs through the whole compound. It's beautiful in every season, especially summer until the Mid-Autumn Festival. This place has a long history and strong spiritual ambiance.
Written October 3, 2015
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  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM