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excellent example of 10th century Chinese temple construction

if you love architecture, this place offers one of few surviving example of over 1000 year old... read more

Reviewed July 8, 2018
Ray L
Los Angeles, California
Forgotten UNESCO site

Like Shuanglin Temple, Zhenguo Temple is also forgotten by the locals and Chinese. This place... read more

Reviewed December 14, 2017
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Reviewed July 8, 2018

if you love architecture, this place offers one of few surviving example of over 1000 year old Chinese temple constructions. You can look at the Wan Fo Dien building and compare & contrast with newer buildings in the Temple, which was constructed 500 years ago....More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Ray L
Reviewed December 14, 2017

Like Shuanglin Temple, Zhenguo Temple is also forgotten by the locals and Chinese. This place attracts mostly foreign tourists. You need either car or taxi or bus to get here..about 20 minutes drive from downtown.

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

Went there with my wife and father in law. I have to say this visit was the most memorable part of our Pingyao trip. The temple was very quiet and we were the only tourist when we got there. We were very impressed with ancient...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

We were almost going to drop this from our day, when we were cutting it fine for the sunset at Pingyao. So glad we made the effort. We had a guide, who was very passionate about this temple. Amazed at the condition of this temple...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Patrick C
Reviewed September 5, 2016

A pretty small place. It is interesting to see the old Buddha structures and the old trees, but nothing really special about the place. It is almost deserted. On the more positive - it is an authentic place and not as a tourist site.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank DannyD777
Reviewed May 15, 2016

The murals are what I remember most about this temple. I enjoyed the untouched quality of the subjects and color. Loved it.

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed April 28, 2016

Zhenguo is a small temple outside Pingyao, not far from the Shuanglin Temple. It is not the most spectacular, but it would be a shame to visit Pingyao without seeing it, as it is very old indeed, and has some striking terracotta figures.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Paul G
Reviewed September 9, 2015

Really quiet temple, far removed from the bustle of Pingyao's touristy streets. We loved the peaceful atmosphere and the sense of history is really clear, unlike the majority of Buddhist temples we'd seen in China, which seem to be very redone and over-dramatic.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank AnnaRose_K
Reviewed May 29, 2015

I higly recommend it to someone who love Chinese architecture. It is one of the valuable ancient temples for its famous architecture! Visitor can take a bus no.9 near the train station (the old one) to there by 40 minutes. It takes about two hours...More

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank hamdan268
Reviewed July 12, 2014

If you've bought the Pingyao Ancient City tourpass, then you'll get into this for free as part of your 120 RMB ticket. Near the east gate and the Confucious Temple, you can spend a good 30 minutes just wandering through. Wash your hands in the...More

Date of experience: July 2014
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