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Huayan Temple of Datong

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Daxi Street, Urban Area, Datong 037004, China
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Reviewed January 3, 2019 via mobile

Huayan Temple has been burned down and rebuilt several times. The Mahavira Hall and Buddhist Texts Library are still preserve the architectural style of the Liao and Jin dynasties (907–1234). It is an artistic complex of ancient Chinese architecture, sculpture, fresco and inscription, as well...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

Begun in 1038 AD, the whole site covers about 600,000 square feet, with many buildings within its walls. It is located along the western wall of the old city. The Daxiong Bao Dian, the upper temple's huge main hall, built in 1140 AD, is one...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 26, 2018

Great and quiet temple in central Datong. A bit reconstructed, but worth the visit as the temple is very large and has various big beautiful halls.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank mininani
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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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

Date of experience: January 2018
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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.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Jim N
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.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Geminican
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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Khoeg
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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Linda D
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.

Date of experience: October 2017
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