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White Horse Temple

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Address: Baima Si Lu, Luoyang 471013, China
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Nice temple and historic significance

This is worth just because it is the first buddist temple in China, 68 AD. Other than that not much more to appreciate than any other temple. One note if you are looking for some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Birmingham, Michigan, United States
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Birmingham, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is worth just because it is the first buddist temple in China, 68 AD. Other than that not much more to appreciate than any other temple. One note if you are looking for some quick and cheap health remedy, in the middle of the temple area there is a stone lotus flower that you can caress and then touch... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Yes, I appreciate that this is the oldest operating temple in China, with some 2000 years of history. That in itself is remarkable. But you wouldn't know this if you just visited the temple, which looks basically like every other temple in China, with an above average dose of commercialism for good measure. The most (or, shall I say, only)... More 

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KY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Went there with group friends back to couple years ago, be honest, I did not really find too much different than other temple in China. Too commercial, people try to sell your stuff left or right.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

I had read a lot of reviews on this attraction before going and was not too keen on visiting it given the mostly negative reviews I read, but then as there was nothing much to do, we decided to go on our 2nd day in Luoyang after having spent the first day in the Longmen grottoes and to my pleasant... More 

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Odessa, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

With a good 2000 years of history itself including the tombs of the original Indian monks who traveled to Luoyang at the Emperor's request the grounds furnish much for the historian. For those interested in a working temple there are still hundreds of monks practicing here and the serenity is immediately apparent on entering the grounds. Recently modern pavilions have... More 

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

It is said that this is the oldest buddhist temple in China, where two indian monks came to translate buddhist sutras tu chinese. There are tombs of these two monks in little gardens inside the temple. Also on the wall by these tombs are various stories about buddhist and daoist gods translated into english. If you have enough time, it... More 

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Xi'an, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Give yourself at least an hour and a half to leisurely stroll the gardens and temple grounds. Besides the White Horse Temple there are temples built by Thailand and India.

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Zhengzhou, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

it's nice to take a look and there is a peonies park beside the temple. In April and May, it's also good to see the national flower of peonies.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

Well, its is the oldest Buddhist temple in China, but I felt that it was too commercialized in a way and there weren't much to see. Go there and relax, or else it's not worth travelling there unless you really like temples - they have a Thai, Myanmar and Hindu if I am not wrong.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

The temple is worth a visit because it is the oldest Buddist temple in China but unfortunately they have recently built a very large and golden Myanmer style temple complex next to this historical site. The modern and sparkling new temple though magnificent is totally out of place with this ancient site.

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