Holy Water Temple

Holy Water Temple, Mianyang

Holy Water Temple
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leivicky_008
Chengdu, China30 contributions
The temple for the locals and its name is Sheng Shui Temple
Feb 2019 • Family
I went there every time before I left home for a long journey and after I got back whenever it is. It's where you have faith in something and make wishes for the family and yourself. Please do not take it as some places which wows you with something special, it's more about what you believe in the deep bottom of your heart which makes you peaceful and that's exactly how this temple means to people, plus this temple is built in Tang Dynasty between 860-870 AD and has a history of over 1300 years.
Written May 6, 2019
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Y C
Calgary, Canada151 contributions
Holy Water NOT so Holy
May 2017 • Solo
This is a tourist trap rather than a holy temple
I have been to a lot of temples around the world, some of them are right at the hustle and bustle of a city, but this is one so call temple that you cannot find any tranquility.

#33 bus will take you right to the main entrance. The temple is situation too close to the main road

And right away, you find two motor carts, one on each side, blocking the entrance, selling you drinks.

Again, of course, you have to climb a lot of stairs to get you there

There is also a railway track right at the front, under the brisge, it is a very busy track

The temple is still built based on the traditional Chinese temple forms, but with stairs, a lot of them. You get up and then you get down.
The complete the temple section

Now you get to the middle of the compound, with more straight up stairs leading to more buildings.

Then on the far end, with an admission fee, you see the rest of the characters, but by the time you finished the stairs at the temple and the middle section, you hardly have any energy left to do it. So if you like, you should do the far end first.

Unless it is your first time to see the temple, you can actually skip the temple section and the middle section
Written May 28, 2017
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Alan P
Mianyang, China57 contributions
A fantastic example of 'post-cultural revolution' architecture.
Nov 2015 • Family
Let me be clear, this place neither feels old, looks old or legit. However, be aware that as is the case with most things in China, it has been knocked down, rebuild, polished and turned into a local tourism hotspot.
The temple is nice enough, can be reached using the number 8, 38 or 27 bus from the town centre.
It is worth the morning and I did enjoy it... just don't complain that the place clearly isn't old and/ or historical.
Written July 29, 2016
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albir60
Dongguan, China258 contributions
The sleeping Buddha makes the visit worthwhile
Aug 2015 • Solo
An excellent variety of sights to see here. Easy to get to from the city centre, from memory the Number 33 bus is available or a taxi fare of around 2oRMB. Some steep walks, but worth the effort.
Written July 20, 2016
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Stéphane M
Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland37 contributions
Huge temple with beautiful views
Oct 2014 • Couples
It's a beautiful place with a lot of temples. Most of the site is totally free. You'll have to pay to see the top but it really worth it. Specially the 1000 buddha temple! You can't shot pictures inside the temples so take your time to watch it :)
At the top you'll have a nice panoramic view over the city.
Don't forget to watch your step ;)
Written October 27, 2014
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DZEBORAH
Amsterdam, The Netherlands218 contributions
Lots to photograph
Jun 2014 • Business
I was so intrigued at how many different temples there were there. The 3D murals are so beautiful, and colourful.
Burn some incense for your good fortune.
Written June 23, 2014
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