Temple of the Eight Immortals (Ba Xian An)

Temple of the Eight Immortals (Ba Xian An)

Temple of the Eight Immortals (Ba Xian An)
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Jan Linha
Chongqing, China166 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Very interesting place as I really enjoy visiting temples. They are very beautiful architecture of Chinese history and cultural. Here is a very symbolic entrance fee - only 3 yuan. Inside you can see several building of the temple, souvenirs store. Monks have there regular sessions. This place is very good come to take some photos.
Written August 21, 2022
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chet s
Keene, NH46 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018
This temple is mainly dedicated to the legendary Eight Immortals: Han Zhongli, Zhang Guolao, Han Xiangzi, Tieguai Li, Cao Guojiu, Lü Dongbin, Lan Caihe and He Xiangu. Located on Changle Fang Street in the eastern suburb, it is the biggest Taoist temple in Xian and is a famous Taoist architecture in northwest China. Situated in the midst of busy alleys and a bustling neighborhood, I found the entrance by following a monk. It only cost 3 yuan to enter and is just what you would expect for a Taoist temple; solitude, simplicity, and tranquility.
Written February 23, 2018
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rashu23
Ghaziabad, India182 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
The temple is quite beautiful. you may Enter through the main gate. Great if your visiting with children or teenagers as they can follow up doing some research. the architecture is so beautiful that it is eye catching. It would be good to have a guided tour and its good and you can relax.
Written September 26, 2018
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Nigel G
Singapore, Singapore8,671 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Friends
An interesting temple dedicated to the Eight Immortals.

The temple is nicely laid out and generally not too busy. Enter through the main gate and it's the second central building you come upon that houses the Eight Immortals. Great if your visiting with children or teenagers as they can follow up doing some research. Garden at the rear with some nice seating. Good to relax in. Some nice ornamental Chinese bridges to walk over and to ponder.

Equally important the temple served as a refuge for Puyi - the Last Emperor of China - who fled with the Dowager Empress Cixi. These rooms are to the left after the Temple of the Eight Immortals but are locked and out of public view. The courtyard is open.

Worth a visit - nice stroll.
Written March 16, 2016
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JimmyTheJock
Cardiff, UK92 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Solo
I am told by Chinese friends living in Xi'an this is not an especially popular attraction for foreign tourists, but it ought to be!

Had the pleasure of witnessing a not very common ceremony where thanks were being given for a deed the religious leaders of the Temple had performed; very interesting and I felt privileged to have been there.

Take your time to stroll in the grounds, soak up the atmosphere and the smell of incense, then marvel at how such places have stood the test of time in a country that has seen so much change in such a short period.
Written February 22, 2016
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Michaelylw
xi an436 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Family
this is a very local daoism temple .very few foreigners can find it.it is better to go there with local friend or tour guide .
most daoism monks are wearing blue or white all year around.long hair .morning class start 9a m and afternoon class start 3 pm..you can see how the monks of this regilion practise in the temple .the entrance fee is 3 yuan each.
different as other temple .they have male and female monks live in same temple.
local people always go there to pray at 1st and 15th of the month from lunar calender .
people burn a lot insence and paper money for goos wishes.
people can pay donation to temple for monks holding special ceremony for good wishes for their dead family members.monks in there do not speak any english .
there is a antique market right outside the temple.both real and fake antique..
it is better to go there with hotel card for you to get a taxi back.
it is more for local people .very interesting place to learn daoism.
Written January 21, 2015
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Ashaboo
Auckland Central, New Zealand114 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2014 • Family
This is a delight from the hustle and bustle of Xi'an. As a resident of Xi'an, it was great to enter the gates and be taken back years, to a peaceful and serene area. There are multiple halls as you meander through the complex to the garden at the back. Each hall has something different to offer so make sure you go to each one. Keep walking around the side of the halls to experience another area of the temple. We did find the vegan restaurant but it wasn't open; what a pity as it is a lovely little location.

The entrance fee to the temple was 3RMB, and you can buy incense just inside the front gate on the right if you want. We took a taxi here, but found that bus 300 was very close and would take that next time.

Out the front of the temple is a small street filled with 'antiques'. Bargain like crazy! My friend bought a huge wall scroll that started off at 400RMB and he got it to 80 RMB without doing anything! There are a range of different 'antiques' to choose from: swords, scrolls, statues, coins…each little area has a treasure trove of goodies.

We walked down the street, towards the City Wall, and came across another temple which was free to enter. It is relatively new but, again, had a charm of its own.

My 9 year old really enjoyed the temple, even though she has seen many. There were lovely photographic shots to be had, especially of the Taoists dressed in their finery.
Written February 1, 2014
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ClaireLouise
Derbyshire, UK327 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Small but lovely temple.
Easy accessible via metro. Cost 3CNy .
I enjoyed walking around this calm and lovely temple.
Yes I recommend for a short stop.
Written November 8, 2023
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Coolsurfer1698
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
The surrounding of the temple area is being upgraded to a AAA site. This Eight Immortals temple is afew thousand years old. Plenty of history and is a very holy must visit for believers.
Written January 4, 2020
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William H
Pittsburgh90 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
This was our third Daoist temple we visited in China. Like the others there is very limited information available in English (and not much in Chinese either.) A knowledgable guide is a huge help.

The timing of our visit was extremely fortuitous. We were able to observe, from a respectful distance, a ceremony being performed by the monks for a young woman. From my research on Daoism I was able to surmise that what we were witnessing was in fact a form of exorcism. Needless to say, that is something you do not see every day. Our guide had no idea what it was and was fascinated to hear me explain how they banishing an evil spirit.
Written August 29, 2018
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