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Enjoyable visit

I personally really enjoyed visiting this temple. It was peaceful and serene with lovely grounds. I... read more

Reviewed November 29, 2016
79linda2015
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
Showcase of oriental art

Besides being an ancient Chinese Buddhist temple, the place also showcase to visitors the oriental... read more

Reviewed May 2, 2015
MIKELOW
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Singapore, Singapore
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Oct 5, 2017
“Very interesting temple complex”
Sep 28, 2017
“Beautiful temple”
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No.36 West of Ziyou Road, Gulou District, Kaifeng 475000, China
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Reviewed October 5, 2017

Known locally as the Temple of the First Minister, this complex charges RMB40 to visit and is quite busy even during a weekday. It has a number of different halls and pagodas to visit, all of which offer different sights and experiences. The Arhat Hall...More

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Reviewed September 28, 2017

And not as popular as the others. It is not so big, but you will still need more than 1h for a visit, to fully appreciate it. The small pond with the turtles is quite special.

Thank Ana L
Reviewed April 27, 2017

Don't know what to expect going there but it wan't too commercialized, at least. There were many visitors there but too not crowded. We had a reasonable good time there seeing and looking around.

Thank happycharlton
Reviewed November 29, 2016

I personally really enjoyed visiting this temple. It was peaceful and serene with lovely grounds. I enjoyed the architecture and layout of the temple which was a bit different from the usual.

1  Thank 79linda2015
Reviewed May 2, 2015

Besides being an ancient Chinese Buddhist temple, the place also showcase to visitors the oriental arts during those period. The main attraction should be the statue of Goddess of Mercy with Thousand hands. I learned that it was crafted from a huge piece of gingo...More

1  Thank MIKELOW
Reviewed June 28, 2013

This 18th century temple complex houses one of the most impressive gilded statues of Guanyin with a "thousand arms" (more like a few dozen) I've ever seen. It's well-worth the admission fee to walk through the quiet temple grounds and see the Buddhas.

Thank Travelingmaven
Reviewed November 6, 2012

This is a great example of a Chinese Buddhist temple. The grounds are well kept and the statue of Guanyin is a masterpiece. The monks are friendly and will try to engage in conversation with you if you approach them. It is definitely worth the...More

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