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Address: Baotong Minglun Village, Wuxiang Town, Yinzhou District, Ningbo 315112, China
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Phone Number: 0574-88338558
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Extensive old temple is beautiful setting

This is one of the 84,000 places with the remains of Buddha; build by King Asoka in 282 AD, and rebuilt since. Many separate pavilions in large wooded grounds with lakes and ponds... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2016
Paris, France
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

This is one of the 84,000 places with the remains of Buddha; build by King Asoka in 282 AD, and rebuilt since. Many separate pavilions in large wooded grounds with lakes and ponds (fish, turtles, birds) and two pagodas. Serene, small fee, take your time and enjoy. Far from city centre but the metro goes there. Enjoy!

Thank NGraburn
Ningbo, China
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

I visited this place with my friends. Its almost on the outskirts of NINGBO but a scenic and soothing place which makes it worth visiting.

Ningbo, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Easy to get to, take the subway to the last stop heading East, then take the 790 or 155 bus, 45-1 hour from the downtown. Really peaceful ancient feeling here, got some great shots. Around two hours is enough time to see everything. And it's FREE!

1 Thank WackaWacka520
Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

It took us about 45 minutes in a car from central Ningbo to get there. But it was definitely worth it. An active monastery, there are real monks walking around. My host showed me how to light incense and wish. We did it 9 times, as required. You are not supposed to talk in some places, and in others you... More 

Thank morl8tr
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

This is a sprawling temple complex set in a beautiful forest. It is wonderful to wander through the pavillions and find quiet little tucked-away places for contemplation. Much of the temple looks quite old with any restoration having been tastefully done. When we visited, there were a lot of new buildings being constructed near the car park. This probably means... More 

3 Thank lianhualu
Ningbo, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

About 45 min taxiride from the centre, but still "in the city". Big complex surrounded by old cinammon trees and bamboo forest, so shady even in hot summer, many ponds with fish and turtles, many temple buildings, three pagodas, lots of stone carvings, ancient pieces. Top temple with hundreds of golden/lacquered statues. Easy to walk around.

Thank Martina M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

This temple is said to be 1000 years old monastery. It is largest in the Eastern province of China. It has over 200 rooms for monks to stay and is spread in a vast area. It is a prime place for Buddhists - must list in agenda and must see

Thank anildel
Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

It was interesting to see how the Monks used to live and how they still live and provide for the poor. The architecture was great. This temple was in a wonderfully serene area and I combined a visit to Dong Qian Lake, which was beautiful with the visit to Asoka Temple. It made for a lovely day outside the city... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

Asoka temple is the one I have been hearing about from the childhood of my life. It was my good experience to visit such a temple and I feel really good to visit this famous temple

Thank Humayun K
Anand, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2011

I went to Asoka Temple, Dist Ningbo, China while visiting China for business purpose in Dec'2007. On last day of my visit my host Mr.Lee asked me where I want to go before leaving China & I requested him to show me a Chinese Temple. He came to hotel at around 10:00 AM & selected the destination as Asoka temple... More 

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