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a beautiful temple. having lots and lots of sculptures. very different than any other buddhist temples i saw in china.
great if you go with a guide who can explain you everything you see. the best thing about this place for me was, not much...More
This temple complex, with it's hundreds of statues is fascinating, though the sheer number of statues is a little overwhelming and having some background on the history of Buddhism in China (or a good guide) is necessary to really appreciating the Temple. Visit on a...More
Don't miss the Shuanglin temple before you leave Ping Yao just to enjoy the exquisite quiet atmosphere of this so old temple with almost no visitor to come and see the so famous Godess with one thousand arms and other old temples around who never...More
this temple is on the way to Pingyao High Speed Rail Station. It is well worth leaving Pingyao about another hour early then planned and make this a stop on the way out of town. Though the place are poorly lite, and many of the...More
I wouldn’t recommend going there even this temple were in the middle of the old city. I was done visiting it after like 5 minutes and not having seen anything worth taking a picture. Everything there looked shabby and poorly conserved. Pretty much everywhere in...More
This is a must-visit for those interested in the history of Buddhism in China and in some very well-preserved ancient sculpture and architecture. It's like stepping into a fine museum, except that you are experiencing things exactly as they were. It's about a 20-minute taxi...More
The locals or Chinese don't come to Shuanglin Temple. Most visitors here are foreigners. So it's one of very few places that's not crowded. This is definitely worth visiting. You need to either take a taxi or bus to get here.