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Cunobelinus83 wrote a review May 2019
85 contributions45 helpful votes
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.
Date of experience: October 2018
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bdougherty wrote a review Nov 2018
Bratislava, Slovakia68 contributions51 helpful votes
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.
Date of experience: November 2018
Timothy R wrote a review Jun 2018
47 contributions62 helpful votes
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.…
Date of experience: June 2018
DrB5706 wrote a review May 2018
Moncton, Canada256 contributions35 helpful votes
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…
Date of experience: April 2018
Jarko2015 wrote a review Oct 2017
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,680 contributions2,980 helpful votes
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.
Date of experience: October 2017
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