Xiangguo Temple

Xiangguo Temple, Kaifeng

Xiangguo Temple
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8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

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4.0
62 reviews
Excellent
20
Very good
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Average
12
Poor
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Terrible
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Tian Ai
35 contributions
Irony.
Jul 2019 • Solo
I came here to eat a vegetarian meal and witnessed them scooping up turtles and boiling them alive... Like an idiot, I of course tried to save them from the inevitable but apparently they'd been eating all the other turtles and thus, it was the circle of life. Still though: here?

The enterance fee is a little steep, an average temple charges 15-25 cny or 50 for a huge well, known plethera of temples and scenes. Although, beautiful I would say its not a must see. It charges tourist prices (40 yuen) but it is a place of worship, rather than a sightseeing place. There was a-lot of people meditating and then people taking photos (which you're not meant to do). It's a mixed place.

If you have time do it but not necessary. However, if your beliefs are strong, this is a good place to worship. Just avoid the turtle pond...
Written July 17, 2019
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korakodaxp
34 contributions
Memorial Temple of Lord Bao
May 2019 • Friends
Memorial Temple of Lord Bao not Bao Zheng's Ancestral Hall of Kaifeng, it's different place. this place is a smaller than Bao Zheng's Ancestral Hall of Kaifeng that you can pray for Lord Bao here.

You can get to the Memorial Temple of Lord Bao by bus No.8, 10, 16 or 20 from the Kaifeng Railway Station.
Written June 5, 2019
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Ltp_BKK
Bangkok, Thailand459 contributions
If you know Lord Bao, it will be impressive place
Dec 2018 • Solo
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.
Written December 21, 2018
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Justin K
Shanghai, China277 contributions
Beautiful temple; interesting arhat statues and unique multi sided bronze Buddha
May 2018 • Solo
This is a very pleasant temple with multiple halls all with stunning buddha images. As you work your way back through the temple you will encounter an octagonal building that houses a very unique multi sided Buddha at the center. In the surrounding octagonal corridor you will find dozens of arhat statues many with playful expressions and a few with scary ones. Some are even holding cats!

Enjoy this top sight in Kaifeng!
Written May 2, 2018
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paukie
Zurich, Switzerland1,101 contributions
Nice Buddhist temple, serene atmosphere
Nov 2016 • Solo
Surrounded by traffic, shops and noise, this Buddhist temple has this quiet, serene atmosphere. I enjoyed walking around and seeing the local Chinese people worshipping. They have some nice statues, especially the Thousand-handed Avalokitesvara.
Written October 12, 2017
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Jarko2015
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,727 contributions
The First Minister's Temple
Oct 2017 • Solo
Better known as the First Minister's Temple (or even the Prime Minister's Temple), this ancient site is one of the top highlights of all Kaifeng. There are many temples and halls to see, with the golden budda's in the Arhat Hall and the stunning statue of Guayun being the highlights. At the back of the complex is a very tall pagoda, but that was closed off to visitors as of October 2017. RMB40 to visit but signs everywhere say "no photography". Guided tours are available but only in Chinese.
Written October 5, 2017
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Jarko2015
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,727 contributions
Very interesting temple complex
Oct 2017 • Solo
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 of 500 golden buddas, with it's central figure Guayanin, is not to be missed. Thankfully, the entire complex hasn't yet been given the Chinese make-over but the decorators, so the authenticity and history is very much visible. Signs everywhere forbid photography inside any of the temples, but the locals seem to ignore this.
Written October 5, 2017
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Ana L
Navan, Ireland2,700 contributions
Beautiful temple
Sep 2017 • Couples
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.
Written September 28, 2017
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Ana L
Navan, Ireland2,700 contributions
My favourite temple in Kaifeng
Sep 2017 • Couples
For me, this was my favourite temple in Kaifeng. And apparently, one of the less visited! I you are lucky, you can also enjoy a vegetarian meal at the canteen.
Written September 28, 2017
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happycharlton
146 contributions
Worth a visit but don't expect too much
Apr 2017 • Friends
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.
Written April 27, 2017
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