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Address: Baima Si Road, Luoyang 471013, China
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This is where Buddhism first appeared in China

The temple has great antique architecture which has remained intact for over 1,900 years. Worth a visit.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The temple has great antique architecture which has remained intact for over 1,900 years. Worth a visit.

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Picton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is incredible, they have temples from Burma, Thailand, India, China and southeast Asia. what you have in display in this place is incredible. Another must see place while in Luoyang. Spend a good half day to a day here appreciating all the historical information and cultural displays.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its about 7-8 km from the city of Luoyang, we took a taxi and paid 35 yuan and tipped the driver 5 yuan. It is not a custom to tip in China. Or take the bus K56, K58, 87 or 91, and get off at Baimasi Station. Remember that most bus drivers does not English. It's not much to see... More 

Thank CharetMelbourne
Beijing, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is as good as it gets with regards to Chinese temples, with some very nice gardens and buildings. It is actually still used as a temple too, unlike many of the famous ones which have simply turned into tourist attractions. There is a section with Thai and Indian buildings which is worth a walk round. 1.5 hours is more... More 

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Quebec City, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very much worth a taxi trip or a 45 min bus ride. Its about 10km from Old Town and a nicely managed active Buddhist temple. It is a very important site for Luoyang history. Ticket - 50RMB

Thank Stacia R
Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

The most interesting thing there is international temples. In one place you can find chinese, birma's, thai, indian style buddist temples. They look amazing!

Thank Ponuponas
Beijing, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

It seems be one more refurbished temple in china. but i loved the legend why the temple was named a "white horse". besides, in July (I was there 2 weeks ago) the splendorous Lotus garden per se worth a visit. From Wikipedia: Here are several forms of the legends relating to the foundation and naming of the temple: Following Emperor... More 

Thank cleliamaury
Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

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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2 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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