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Huayan Temple of Datong

Daxi Street, Urban Area, Datong 037004, China
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Ancient Temple with Rich History

Most visit Datong for Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Temple. So did we. Didn’t harbour much... read more

Reviewed April 29, 2018
dinoboy
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KL
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Great temple to walk around

Inside the walls of the city, 50 yuan entry fee is well worth the opportunity to see some wonderful... read more

Reviewed February 4, 2018
BrizzyBoltonboy
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Daxi Street, Urban Area, Datong 037004, China
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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Most visit Datong for Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Temple. So did we. Didn’t harbour much expectation when we visited. Turn out, it was one of our most enjoyable visits of our entire trip. The temple is easily accessed on foot if you stay within the...More

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Reviewed February 4, 2018

Inside the walls of the city, 50 yuan entry fee is well worth the opportunity to see some wonderful architecture, and stroll around the halls and temple, there is some info in English, however in this modern era it is easy to look up beforehand...More

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Reviewed December 21, 2017

Great Buddhist temple in the heart of Datong. Located behind the old city walls, this temple complex has great pavilions, temples and Pagoda to overlook the historical part of the city.

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Reviewed December 16, 2017

This is the most beautiful temple in downtown Datong. While 80% of its building are reconstructed, but I still think it's worth visiting. The peaceful atmosphere made the visit very enjoyable. Better to go with a guide so you know what to look at.

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Reviewed November 6, 2017 via mobile

This is a great temple to visit, but be aware that it is not a lot different than some of the others we have seen around China. This is however very well preserved, but the main thing to see here are the buildings and a...More

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Reviewed October 28, 2017

I have just returned from my second tour of china this time incorporating the Datong area my tour was booked with china highlights and my guide in Datong was Lydia she was brilliant she was thoughtful and considerate and very informative about the places we...More

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Reviewed October 13, 2017 via mobile

We loved it. It comes out to $10us but worth every penny. We went with out a guide and it was still good. We went on a Saturday so outside of the temple there was some really good cheap shopping.

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Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful temple and pagoda. You can walk up the pagoda and you have a good view around and you can see the old hutongs. Soon they will be gone. Entrance fee is 65 RMB. Thanks for reading my review and I hope it was helpful...More

Thank Dom N
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Reviewed July 27, 2017

Compared to some of the other temples we visited in Xi'an and Beijing, this one is relatively quiet, but fairly large in scale. We enjoyed our visit. It is just a few steps away from Fenglin Ge Restaurant, so plan your visit accordingly, you will...More

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Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

An inspiring visit, with well restored pavilions and a beautiful garden. A change of pace compared to the other attractions, but with a soul and a lot of poesy.

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