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Qiaotou Village, Zhongdu Country, Pingyao County 031100, China
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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

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.

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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

Thank Piotr Z
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

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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.

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.

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Reviewed September 25, 2017

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

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Reviewed July 31, 2017 via mobile

With only 1 yuan riding the bus 108 from the stop near the north gate of the city, one gets to enjoy some peace and quiet at this beautifully old temple. A special tranquility and some sort of weird energy roots deep in this place,...More

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Reviewed July 5, 2017

This is located several km from Pingyao Ancient City. It is different from many other temples in that it maintains its very old character. Most timber structures are not re-painted hence it is attractive to those looking for something quite original. There are many statues,...More

1  Thank yipjcs88
Reviewed June 17, 2017

Contains some very detailed, elaborate and unusual statues. The location is easily accessible by bus (line 108) from the train station / north /south gate.

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