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Reviewed December 1, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 19, 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed September 26, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 8, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Ray L
Reviewed May 11, 2018

Depending on where else you have been you might well be 'tempted out'! But this is definitely one of the more interesting ones.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed January 7, 2018

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

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed December 14, 2017

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.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Geminican
Reviewed November 20, 2017 via mobile

Went there with my wife over our last day in Pingyao. It was very impressive and it is shamed the whole temple was not persevered and/or maintained to the standard it was supposed to be.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Hawkdai007
Reviewed September 25, 2017

Great place to look at a lot of statues. Great temple with almost no tourist. Really quiet and peacefull.

Date of experience: September 2017
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