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Huayan Temple of Datong

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Address: Da West Street, Datong 037004, China
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Buddha Complex

This complex of temples is right in middle of inner city, its got Buddha statues in many shapes & sizes made out of different materials. There is a wooden pagoda where you can... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 1, 2016
Mayank A
Tinsukia, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Nice visit to the temples however most of them have now been replaced with new buildings and made to look old which is a shame, would prefer to see the old buildings but still very pretty

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Tinsukia, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

This complex of temples is right in middle of inner city, its got Buddha statues in many shapes & sizes made out of different materials. There is a wooden pagoda where you can climb up pretty high giving you a good view of surrounding area, also the basement of the same building got some neat metal Buddha artwork. The complex... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

The complex is quite big. There is very nice Pagoda building where in basement you can see pictures and statues of Budda made of over 100 tons of copper- impresive. You can also climb to the top of Pagoda and enjoy panoramic view on this city of contrasts. What is amazing- whole complex was rebuily few years ago to match... More 

Thank Krzysztof S
Richmond, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Historical sites is what we came to see and this is certainly worth seeing. The are is well kept and you get a feel that they take good care of the temple. I would certainly recommended to others

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2016

The temple grounds are huge with many interesting old structures. There is a huge square after the main entrance. Very attractive and worth a visit if in the area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

A very critical Buddhist temple in the history of Buddhism in China. Primary proponents of the Avatamsaka sutra and related teachings. Here stands one of the four oldest wooden building structures in the world. Amazing ancient statues here including the "Venus of the East" bodhisattva.

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Changchun, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Quite big area covered witj may buddhist temples full of different statues and quiet charming corners. The best is the pagoda which you can climb to the top which will reward you with amazing view over ancient inner wall city. Also dont forget go down to the basement of the pagoda where is also small surprise. 60元 per person is... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2015

The buildings, the space, the gardens, the atmosphere this temple is one of the temples i have enjoyed more in this trip to datong. the enviroment is a funny traditional chinese style buildings commercial center.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2015

We spent about two very pleasant and relaxing hours, enjoying a beautiful weather, the very pretty, well maintained park and the amazing architecture of the buildings and temples spread trough out it.

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Libreville, Gabon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2015

Absolutely incredible. This whole monastry is 80% wood including the tall pagoda. This is a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon lazily moving through the many courtyards and breathing in the incredible architecture. At just ¥65 per person it is worth it as you also get to climb to the top of the wooden pagoda for a breath taking... More 

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