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Prime Minister Temple, Kaifeng

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Dec 21, 2018
“If you know Lord Bao, it will be impressive place”
Oct 5, 2017
“Very interesting temple complex”
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No.36 West of Ziyou Road, Gulou District, Kaifeng 475000, China
+86 378 566 5090
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Reviewed December 21, 2018 via mobile

I came to Kaifeng because of Lord Bao. I watched tv series about him when I was kid. So, when I'm here I quite impressed to see the place and its story.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ltp_BKK
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

Date of experience: October 2017
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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.

Date of experience: September 2017
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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.

Date of experience: April 2017
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.

Date of experience: March 2016
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

Date of experience: May 2015
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.

Date of experience: June 2013
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

Date of experience: November 2012
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