Daming Temple

Daming Temple, Yangzhou

Daming Temple
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Daniel C
By Daniel C
Volkswagens in a temple
Apr 2019
A wide open area that gives you a tranquil taste of traditional China, including a temple to buddha, statues of buddha, a tall pagoda and even temples and statues dedicated to gods of other religions. At the entrance stands two stone lions, a male and female and then you are free to explore a mixture of nature and civilisation. The temple itself is small but has three large golden buddha statues surrounded by incredible works of carved art and in front of the statues sit bowl of fruit and pillows for people to use when they kowtow to the statues. There is a large brazier which is used to burn incense and there are several large buildings with no glass or doors, just large holes allowing you to come and go whenever you like. There is a large lake with huge fish swimming through, you can get across by using the bridge or the more fun option of jumping across the stepping stones. As you explore the old architecture you'll find a large white buddha statue just beside the huge pagoda which itself has so many floors it seems like last forever and each one is decorated in beautiful artwork. The tower also gives you a great view of the surrounding area, once you reach the top it's almost as if you can see all of Yangzhou beneath you. Most amazing of all you'll find real Buddhist monks walking around, burning incense and singing songs in front of the statues, but strangely they drove around in a volkswagen car, a strange contrast to the ancient buildings.

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Ng_Wesley
Singapore, Singapore759 contributions
Friends
This temple is extremely large. However, it does not seem to be maintained well. Plants are withering all over the temple. Next, the temple requires both an entrance fee, and a fee which is needed to be paid, if you wish to visit the pagoda, which is clearly the main attraction of the temple. Worth a visit if you want to know more about the history of China. There is a souvenir shop in the temple, and many washrooms are situated around the temple. However, the washrooms all stink, and are clearly only cleaned once a blue moon.
Written June 3, 2014
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Deepak G
New Delhi, India453 contributions
Solo
Ewe to Daming temple after exit from North gate of Slender west lake.Entry ticket is expensive at 30 RmB..Temple is like any other Buddhist temple in China.Nothing great,

Written February 24, 2016
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Daniel C
Middlesbrough, UK163 contributions
A wide open area that gives you a tranquil taste of traditional China, including a temple to buddha, statues of buddha, a tall pagoda and even temples and statues dedicated to gods of other religions. At the entrance stands two stone lions, a male and female and then you are free to explore a mixture of nature and civilisation. The temple itself is small but has three large golden buddha statues surrounded by incredible works of carved art and in front of the statues sit bowl of fruit and pillows for people to use when they kowtow to the statues. There is a large brazier which is used to burn incense and there are several large buildings with no glass or doors, just large holes allowing you to come and go whenever you like. There is a large lake with huge fish swimming through, you can get across by using the bridge or the more fun option of jumping across the stepping stones. As you explore the old architecture you'll find a large white buddha statue just beside the huge pagoda which itself has so many floors it seems like last forever and each one is decorated in beautiful artwork. The tower also gives you a great view of the surrounding area, once you reach the top it's almost as if you can see all of Yangzhou beneath you. Most amazing of all you'll find real Buddhist monks walking around, burning incense and singing songs in front of the statues, but strangely they drove around in a volkswagen car, a strange contrast to the ancient buildings.
Written March 27, 2020
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Julie M
North Ferriby, UK10 contributions
This temple is at the end of slender west lake so if you take a boat it is at the end of the lake. Very lovely with lots of trees and shrubs we went on a Friday morning when it was quieter before the masses woke up, feel very fortunate to have visited.
Written November 5, 2019
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Mark T
Singapore, Singapore174 contributions
Couples
Go early in the mornings, A quiet retreat, the monastery complex is set in spacious grounds. There is not the crowded smoky confusion often found in Chinese City Temples. Leaving the temple's main entrance, walk left down the road 400 meters and you come to the North entrance of the Slender West Lake Park - another worth while sight.
Written March 24, 2019
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Ltp_BKK
Bangkok, Thailand459 contributions
Solo
I'm not the architecture expert but the buildings inside this temple were built in different style from other chinese temples. I don't know how this style is called but for me it looks so ZEN.
Written January 14, 2019
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cassG62
Sheffield, UK5 contributions
I recommend a visit to the Daming Temple. It is a beautiful building with stunning views from the top. I have mobility problems and was allowed to use the lift to take me almost to the top. We were also allowed to ring the huge bell. We visited in the afternoon and just before closing we were privileged to see and listen to the Buddhist Monks chanting and prayers in the Temple, very special and moving sight.
Written May 22, 2018
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CorshamRay
Corsham, UK50 contributions
Couples
This temple is set in large grounds which include a lake and a pagoda. Contrary to the reviews of 2014 and 2013, I found it well maintained and quite smart. Compared to other temples we've visited, I thought the temple buildings were not as impressive as I'd hoped. Of the 4 major sites we visited in Yangzhou, this was the least interesting. About 120m down the road outside the temple there is a quite attractive waterfall and rockery which is free to wander in.
Written March 27, 2017
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asifjah
Lahore, Pakistan36 contributions
Friends
This amazing Buddhist Temple is a real attraction in Yangzhou,China.it is a great piece of Chinese architecture.
Written December 12, 2016
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Jaboda
Ottawa, Canada534 contributions
Business
I enjoyed the visit here. The gardens were beautiful and despite the crowds it was peaceful. There were several people praying and lighting candles in the one courtyard we were in. It was interesting to see the different religious and cultural practices. We were only here about an hour so I don't feel we saw the entire site but what we did see was worth the visit.
Written May 1, 2016
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