Huayan Temple of Datong
Huayan Temple of Datong
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KW M
Belfast, UK542 contributions
This is in the middle of the Ancient City, a very large Temple complex, 50RMb entrance fee. If I recall correctly, almost the entire place is a rebuild for <15 years ago, in fact almost all the Ancient City is a modern rebuild.

If you like Chinese Temples, go have a look see. It’s the same pattern and architecture you’ll see at almost all Chinese Temples, so if you don’t have the time to have a look, you’ll be okay.

Two cool parts, they have a relic of the Buddha in the underground part of a Temple, his finger bone. There is also a huge Temple you can climb up and get a great view of the city.

As Temple complexes go, it’s very well done, lots of photo opportunities.
If you have the time, go have a look.
Written 22 July 2021
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L920
705 contributions
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This place located within Datong city wall. You can find this very easy within walking distance closed byt to the city tower and shopping area. Nearby also you can visit in the same time the 9 dragon screen and moslem mosque, and many other that i can't remember... if you have time you can give a visit.
Written 4 December 2019
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Ann P
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A good introduction to the Buddist faith, and our guided tour was excellent. Beautiful carvings and roofs, lots of photos taken.
Written 30 October 2019
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hepingbingbong
Shenyang, China23 contributions
Solo
Ticket 50Yuan, the highest balcony of Huayan pagoda provides a very good overview over the whole old town. There is a basement - floor, Buddhas, ornaments all made of copper. Never seen anything comparable in China.
Beautiful wall paintings in all temples.
Written 1 October 2019
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HBMarkowski
The Hague, The Netherlands1,301 contributions
Solo
Very nice quiet complex with a tall pagoda that can be mounted all the way up, 41 m.
Scary stairs but nice view once on the top.
Written 24 September 2019
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Maria
38 contributions
It is big and very nice conservated. It is a place where you can feel peace and calm. Walk arrownd is a good idea.
Written 21 September 2019
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waldentenn
Signal Mountain, TN794 contributions
This impressive temple complex contains two original buildings as well as several reconstructed ones. It is impressive and definitely worth a visit when in Datong.
Written 8 September 2019
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angie l
Stockton-on-Tees, UK92 contributions
i was with JACKIE CHANS 5TH INTERNATIONAL FAN PARTY and we were staying in datong as part ofhif film week beautiful ground floor accessible but not further in due to many steps
Written 31 August 2019
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TravelingCat22
Tucson, AZ2,398 contributions
Couples
After the grottoes, wooden pagoda, hanging temple, we were getting tired of visiting and we have seen so many temples in China already, we almost skipped it.

I am glad we went. Very different temple with different statues. The ones that impressed me the most were made of camphor wood, the smell created a special atmosphere, more relaxing than around the colorful statues.

There's a pagoda you can visit inside on several floors, very steep stairs! Great view 360 from above.
Written 22 June 2019
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Christine R
Cairns, Australia28 contributions
Everything about this area is awesome. I love the history, cultural & religious feats & the settings. It is best to allow enough time to enjoy the atmosphere
Written 13 May 2019
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