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Address: NO. 152 North-West Road, Lianhu Dist, Xi'an 710003, China
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An oft-ignored treasure.

Even many locals are unaware of this little gem. Go! It's easily accessible on foot near the northwest corner of the old city. Several Tibetan Buddhist shrines are contained... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 June 2016
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

Even many locals are unaware of this little gem. Go! It's easily accessible on foot near the northwest corner of the old city. Several Tibetan Buddhist shrines are contained within this beautiful temple. Go there with respect and reverence, and you will feel uplifted by the experience. It's a welcome relief from the chaos of the Xi'an shopping streets and... More 

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Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

When you follow tour to go to China, temple visit is not avoidable. However, we were arranged to visit a lama temple which is situated in the city. When we enter the place, you can feel the serenity. Instantly you forget about your problems. It was a guided tour, so we listen to her explain about the temple's history. We... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

We have been to many local temples but this one is for Tibetan Buddha. It is very quite and peaceful place. It is only Tibetan temple in Xi'an. Surprisingly not many local people knew it. Charge £2 entrance fee.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

If you are looking for a different Buddhist temple from most of the rest, then this Vajrayana Buddhist temple should be on your itinerary. I was the only non-Chinese visitor and it was practically empty by Chinese standards. The temple has Tibetan style statues and imagery and is unique in Xi'an and Shaanxi. You can also take photographs freely, making... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

Beautiful Temple situated near the corner of the North West wall. Not large but well presented and maintained. Not on the tourist route so very quite, our hotel suggested we go there. I would recommend a trip there.

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Bracebridge, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2015

We became aware of the Guangren Temple while we were riding bikes on the north west corner of the Xi'an City Wall and the first thing that caught our eyes were some of the golden roofs on the buildings. A couple of days later, we decided to walk to the temple as we were staying at a local inn located... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014

We first saw the Guangren Lama Temple from the walls of the City as we cycled around them. Incorrectly located outside the walls on the trip advisor map, the temple is actually nestles inside the Walls in their North West corner. We used the Xi'an metro to get to a stop a 15 min walk from the temple. This is... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2014 via mobile

A very pleasant and calming place, glad that I have been to visit. Located in the north west corner of the city. Thoroughly recommend visiting

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2013

You'll find this temple in the top north west corner inside the city walls. I'm amazed it's not a bigger attraction in Xian, as it really is so pretty and calming. It was first built in 1705 but appears to have been rebuilt on a number of occasions since then. It's the only Tibetan Buddhist monastery in the whole province.... More 

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2013

རྒྱལ་བསྟན་དར་རྒྱས་གླིང་༏ Rgyal bstan dar rgyas gling The only Tibetan Buddhist temple in Shaanxi Province. The Guangren Temple is located in the northwestern corner of the Xi'an City Wall and is the only Tibetan Buddhist temple in Shaanxi Province. It was built under the imperial order of Emperor Kangxi (1654-1722) of the Qing Dynasty when he inspected west China in 1703.... More 

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