White Horse Temple

White Horse Temple, Luoyang

White Horse Temple
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07:30 - 17:30
Monday
07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday
07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday
07:30 - 17:30
Thursday
07:30 - 17:30
Friday
07:30 - 17:30
Saturday
07:30 - 17:30
Sunday
07:30 - 17:30
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Sproud
Sydney, Australia15 contributions
History poor
Oct 2020 • Family
If you want to know more about how Buddhism arrived in China the place to go. A nice add on are the temples from India, Thailand and Miramar
Written 23 October 2020
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geo3
Calgary, Canada1,232 contributions
Historically significant
Apr 2019
This temple might actually rate four stars, but by this point in a tour of China I was very tired of visiting temples. Architecturally, it is not as impressive as many of the temples that I visited elsewhere in China, nor is its site as impressive as some, but it is more important historically than many other Chinese temples. There is quite a bit of English-language signage to help in explaining the functions and historical significance of the different buildings.

The site is large, seemingly divided up into large outdoor 'rooms' by hedges and trees. Some rooms are landscaped park areas, others house specific buildings with particular functions, and the central 'room' houses the main temple area.

As others have noted, there are recently-built Myanmar-style and Thai-style temples also.

As is usual in China, when you enter or exit you walk through an area of shops and food stores.
Written 1 January 2020
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Robert Muntzer
Xi'an, China46 contributions
Peaceful and Serene
Dec 2019
On a winter's day mid-week, you can have a very peaceful and calming visit here. It's cheap and easy to get to - 1.5 RMB by Bus 56 from Luoyang City. Entrance for foreigners is 35 RMB. Just follow the locals with their incense sticks from the bus stop! The temples have some beautiful statues. There is a lovely tea house at the back; the tea is free. The food stalls in the front are not worth the risk.
Written 23 December 2019
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Alan R
Cambridge, UK1,248 contributions
Temple of Historical Importance
Oct 2019
The White Horse Temple was originally constructed in the 78 CE and as such provided the blueprint for the typical construction of Chinese temples. None of the original structure survives, it has been reconstructed a number of times including after destruction in the Cultural Revolution.
Written 28 October 2019
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Singaporelonegranger
Singapore, Singapore220 contributions
Temple with a unique tea house
Oct 2019 • Friends
After visiting the magnificent Shaolin Temple, the White Horse Temple in Luoyang was a bit underwhelming,but nonetheless still a fine example of a Chinese temple. Standing for 1,900 years, it’s a significant temple as bears the distinction of being the cradle of Buddhism in China. The unique feature of this temple is not the temple but the tea house on the grounds which has a total silence policy. The tea is served free and the ambience is so serene and meditative. Don’t miss it.
Written 20 October 2019
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RayICue
Cornelius, NC3,888 contributions
Very Interesting Temple
Oct 2019 • Solo
This is an attraction if in area, you would not want to miss. Also, get a guide to really enjoy the history and experience. Lots to be told and to understand the significance of this sight .
Written 16 October 2019
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EiweEiwe
Bonn, Germany62 contributions
unexpcted beauty
Sep 2019
We did not expect too much, were positively surprised. A historical temple (maybe the oldest in China) with modern rebuilt temples from different countries. A must see.
Written 6 October 2019
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Deborah L
Fort Collins, CO91 contributions
Much bigger than anticipated
Aug 2019 • Friends
There is so much to see. Everywhere you turn is a delight for the eyes and spirit. Each temple and altar is gorgeous, and it just goes and goes- gardens, temples from different countries, museums. Definitely a lot for your entry fee. Somewhat crowded, even on a weekday, but it was still summer holiday.
Written 17 August 2019
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Michael C
Melbourne, Australia25 contributions
A Big Temple
Nov 2018 • Family
It is a very big temple, good for a walk. Attracted to it because of its famous name in Chinese history, but a bit disappointed overall with the visit. Nothing much special.
Written 21 July 2019
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sudeep912
bangalore335 contributions
temple
May 2019 • Friends
this is called white horse temple which has horse statue at the entrance. you can see indian style temple and burmese style temple.
Written 18 June 2019
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