Yanqing Taoist Temple

Yanqing Taoist Temple, Kaifeng

Yanqing Taoist Temple
3.5
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM

3.5
12 reviews
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Cunobelinus83
85 contributions
Beautiful Temple
Oct 2018 • Friends
This temple was the closest to our hotel so we found it easily. it has a very unusually shaped pagoda which is very photogenic. A very interesting place to wander around for half an hour or so.
Written May 29, 2019
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bdougherty
Bratislava, Slovakia68 contributions
Beautiful grounds - good photography potential
Nov 2018
Went on a Saturday morning and found it to be very uncrowded. We had a guide (Jason) who was able to thoroughly explain everything and make it much more interesting. Very unique place - worth an hour or so.
Written November 28, 2018
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Timothy R
47 contributions
Pleasent enough small temple & surrounds.
Jun 2018 • Couples
Getting there is about a 15 minute walk from the drum tower. Head south, at the first main x-roads turn left, walk about 400 metres then at the X-roads go right. after about 500 metres it's on the right. Note: it's only about 300 meters from the recreation of the administration buildings, (called Kaifeng House Scenic Resort), by the east Baogong lake, ( look up for the brown road sign for direction).

The temple entry fee is 30rmb ( half price for 60 and older, students with valid ID).
To be honest it's not that impressive until you notice the odd build features of a square base and the octagonal tower. This grows when you take the entrance to the cellar area, single door to the right and not well signed, ( you can take the left door but the pictures run backwards), where they give a photo history of the underpinning and raising of the tower.

The model they have there shows the land the temple used to occupy with buildings, but I could not work out if they all still existed or had been developed over during the 1500 years odd of the temples existence.

You cannot go up the tower, but surprisingly you can go under it.
It's a pleasant enough place but neither tranquil nor particularly well presented.
But everyone is very friendly and helpful. Stand and look lost and someone will try to help.
If you speak / understand Chinese there are many guides who take you round and bring the finer points to your notice, unfortunately when we visited the couple of English speakers wee not there.
Written June 6, 2018
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DrB5706
Moncton, Canada255 contributions
A Lot to See
Apr 2018 • Friends
My first time in a Taoist Temple. It has one of the most famous Buddah statues in the world, if not THE most famous. It also has the 500 statues depicting human behaviour. There is also at least one gift shop on the premises. And everything is reasonably priced; if not inexpensive. Well worth a visit
Written May 6, 2018
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Jarko2015
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,728 contributions
Nicest temple in Kaifeng
Oct 2017 • Solo
It isn't the biggest, or the most visited, but this compact, unusual temple has some very interesting features that makes it the most interesting to visit. The small tower in the centre is particularly of note. RMB30 to visit, but definitely worth it.
Written October 6, 2017
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Raymond W
Townsville, Australia4,551 contributions
A Turquoise-Colored Taoist Tower
Dec 2016 • Couples
This Taoist temple is really rather beautiful. Set in the historic old part of Keifeng, it grabbed our attention in passing by in a bus and we jumped off to get a closer look.

Every detail is colourful and attractive, with woodcarving and mural paintings on every surface. Even the legs of the censers are embossed with yin and yang symbols and stylised faces. However, the highlight is undoubtedly the central tower, which is a fourteenth century structure from the Yuan Dynasty.

It consists of a square base in a Mongol style with an octagonal Chinese pavilion on top. This combination is utterly unique. The turquoise tiling and friezes of dragons and horse riders adds to the beauty of tjis rare monument. However, the temple is small, which makes the 30 yuan entrance fee a tad expensive.
Written December 1, 2016
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tombillinge
Trumbull, CT1,196 contributions
Friendly little temple
Nov 2012 • Solo
If you are interested in temples like me, you will love this small Taoist temple. It has a very interesting central tower and it is worth having a look. The people who care for the temple are really friendly and the Taoist priest tries hard to communicate with you.

I am not sure if it is worth the 30 RMB entry fee though, as it is very small and you can see everything in under 20 minutes. I enjoyed it, but it might not be everybody's cup of tea.
Written November 5, 2012
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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  • Sun - Sat 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM