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Address: Qiaotou Village, Zhongdu Country, Pingyao County 031199, China
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Pingyao Day Tour of Wang Family Mansion and Shuanglin Temple
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Lovely architecture.

One of the many architectural sites in the town. Traditional and relatively quiet given the throngs on the Main Street.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the many architectural sites in the town. Traditional and relatively quiet given the throngs on the Main Street.

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Chantilly, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Perhaps the one temple we visited that actually felt genuinely old and historic. Ironically probably due to the fact the statuary wasn't over repaired or recently repainted. Our guide Miller, from The China Guide provided captivating back stories of each of the halls and the many images they contained. It really stood out among the 8 or 9 temples we... More 

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

The temple is nice, but the complex is very small. Maybe worth when you've rented a bike, but definitely not worth a taxi ride, unless you combine it with other sights in the area.

Thank TimCEHV
Changsha, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

Shuanglin Temple is 7 Km outside of Pingyao City, but still considered part of it. A return taxi might cost a good 60 Yuan to take you there, which would be more comfortable than taking a motorbike taxi, as the air is quite polluted in Shanxi. Entrance fee is 30 Yuan. I felt 35 minutes to see everything was enough.... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

While each of the three main different philosophies and religions in China have separate roots and practices, in Pingyao, it’s easy to see how they overlap and merge into each other, even in separate temples. At Shuanglin, enjoy the beautiful carvings and traditional temple structures. Some of the statues may be a little disturbing for young children, and possibly even... More 

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New South Wales, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016

We visited this temple in the afternoon and were enjoying the architectual wonders, the serenity, and just being in such a holy, spiritual place. It was so quiet there and my husband was enjoying taking numerous photos at this unrestored site. We were enjoying our experience until........ We entered the main back temple and were instantly approached by an attendant... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Our wonderful private guide Jonathan Zhang took us through the temple. It is old and its very interesting. The statues, arhats and temples and having a guide like Jonathan who patiently explains what you are looking at adds to the experience. We stopped here on our way back from the Wang Family Compound.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016

The Shuanglin Temple was a pleasant interlude on our ride from Pingyao to Taiyuan airport. It was quiet and the buildings were interesting. However, our expectations of sites in China are now high, based on the things we've seen around the country and this was just about average. Good to visit if you have the time but can skip if... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016

Shuanglin Temple is easy to get from the Pingyao city by public transportation. I took a bus from the Pingyao railway station near the West Gate, and the bus fare was only 1 CNY. While walking inside the temple, I was mesmerised by the artistic sculptures of Chinese Buddhism. There were not many people, and I spent more than one... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2016

It is the quality of wood sculptures and their antique unrestored state, which make this temple unique. Magnificent original color shades on statues, beams and murals. Closes at 5:30, sometimes earlier... Allow plenty of time. A must.

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