Temple of the Eight Immortals (Ba Xian An)

Temple of the Eight Immortals (Ba Xian An), Xi'an

Temple of the Eight Immortals (Ba Xian An)

Temple of the Eight Immortals (Ba Xian An)
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

4.0
51 reviews
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Coolsurfer1698
4 contributions
Very old temple. A Must Visit!
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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rashu23
Ghaziabad, India185 contributions
Beautiful temple
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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William H
Pittsburgh93 contributions
Active temple. Need a guide
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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chet s
Keene, NH47 contributions
Difficult to find but worth the trip.
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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Triplyzer I
500 contributions
A hidden gem
Jun 2017 • Friends
Temple of the Eight Immortals (Ba Xian An) is a true hidden gem of a place, beautiful architecture will surely win you over.
Written August 22, 2017
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Gentleman in China
Chengdu, China154 contributions
Another temple...
Apr 2017
Yet another temple with deities galor. Always nice to by some incense sticks to remember 'absent friends' and place the in the appropriate pit to smoulder. Be respectful. Peaceful and spiritual with a small amount of display boards in poor American English (you'd think they could get their translations spot on but they're shockingly poor).
Written April 26, 2017
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85528388
Bali, Indonesia73 contributions
Spiritual comfort
Feb 2016 • Friends
Cost: 3 to 2 to 20 tickets per month, a crown incense, such as security incense. $ 20, including signatures. The symbol of peace is like a $ 10.
Environment: the environment is simple, well-protected, a large number of inscriptions, this time there is no time to learn. There are several courtyards, some visitors stop, may be a Taoist resting place!
Written December 24, 2016
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Nigel G
Singapore, Singapore8,571 contributions
Solitude in the city
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, UK102 contributions
Well worth a visit
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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WanderersOfTravel
Phoenix, AZ24 contributions
Average for China but above ave. for Xi'an.
Sep 2015 • Couples
Just a small relaxing temple in Xi'an. Someone who worked/lived/worshiped there shared a small sweet snack with us. Its always a more enjoyable time when you can connect with someone! Its a good visit if you have time, but not a must.
Written November 24, 2015
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