Guangren Temple

Guangren Temple, Xi'an

Guangren Temple
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8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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omega123
Singapore, Singapore5,912 contributions
No Regrets Visiting
Dec 2019
This is off the tourist's grid and is in the local neighborhood. The temple is beautiful in her glory of colors. This was visited by a few of the Qing big guns in her hey days.

Take your time to walk in the temple's compound and enjoy the moment of tranquility. There is also a free food kitchen that provides for the local needy in the area. I was mistaken and invited to join in the soup kitchen queue.
Written December 24, 2019
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Singaporelonegranger
Singapore, Singapore220 contributions
An explosion of colours
Oct 2019 • Friends
Entry is free at the only Tibetan temple in Xi’an. It appeared quite new as it’s freshly painted. We spotted some painters finishing off the last few rafters. It must take great skill to repaint this multi coloured temple. Do look up to scrutinize the intricate ceiling design. Built around 300 years ago and rebuilt in 1952, the temple is very well maintained. We were lucky to visit when the sky was blue - the perfect foil to set off the vibrancy of the kaleidoscope of colours. It’s such a feast for the eyes!
Written October 25, 2019
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fredskitchen
Neuilly-sur-Seine, France67 contributions
well worth a visit
Aug 2018 • Family
it's not a big temple, but well worth going to. It's where the Dalai lama stays when he visits china. It's a blast of colour and a haven of peace.
Written April 10, 2019
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mgaivao
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg107 contributions
The hidden gem of Xi'an
Aug 2018 • Family
If you like Tibetean temples, this one is a great example to visit. You will find it within 10m of the closest metro station and you wont regret the walking. It is in great shape, very well maintained. Not to miss.
Written February 26, 2019
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Sharon A
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia68 contributions
The only Tibetan Buddhist temple in the whole of Xian
Jun 2018 • Family
Also known as Guangren Lamma Temple.
It is a beautiful Tibetan Buddhist temple. The temple architecture, fittings and decorations display heavy chinese influence.
Unfortunately they have only a chinese speaking guide and very little or no english translation. But if you are familiar with Tibetan Buddhism, you may recognize the shrines and deities (or at least make an educated guess).
Please wear respectful attire. This is a real temple, you can see monks crossing the courtyard as they go about their duties.
You can purchase a candle and make an offering. The donation goes to the temple upkeep.
Written June 30, 2018
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Triplyzer I
500 contributions
Guangren Temple!
Jan 2018 • Friends
I Loved the whole spiritual experience in Guangren Temple. I would surely recommend a day visit to everyone.
Written February 26, 2018
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Jimmy S
Huddinge, Sweden1,096 contributions
Tibetan buddhist temple
Jun 2017 • Solo
This temple is very nice. Almost empty, very peaceful and quiet. I recommend to get an english speaking quide, there was none availble for my visit. So I couldn't take in all information available (in chinese). But this is a must visit. Possibility to buy litterature, candles etc. It's situated in the northwest corner of the city wall, one can get great pictures from the wall.
Written June 11, 2017
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Professor-Kunich
Charlotte, NC78 contributions
An oft-ignored treasure.
Jun 2016 • Solo
Even many locals are unaware of this little gem. Go! It's easily accessible on foot near the northwest corner of the old city. Several Tibetan Buddhist shrines are contained within this beautiful temple. Go there with respect and reverence, and you will feel uplifted by the experience. It's a welcome relief from the chaos of the Xi'an shopping streets and the glitz of the countless high-end malls. You will be glad you went to this temple.
Written June 19, 2016
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CarynKaining
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia395 contributions
Serenity
Mar 2016
When you follow tour to go to China, temple visit is not avoidable. However, we were arranged to visit a lama temple which is situated in the city.
When we enter the place, you can feel the serenity. Instantly you forget about your problems. It was a guided tour, so we listen to her explain about the temple's history. We see a lot of people praying at the temple.
Things to take note, do not take pictures of the Buddha statue as it will be deemed disrespectful. Everything must be clockwise, so when visit the place, go in from the left and out from the right.
Written March 28, 2016
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Ypstewart
Edinburgh, UK220 contributions
The Tibetan temple where not many local knows
Jan 2016
We have been to many local temples but this one is for Tibetan Buddha. It is very quite and peaceful place. It is only Tibetan temple in Xi'an. Surprisingly not many local people knew it. Charge £2 entrance fee.
Written January 17, 2016
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