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Mengshan Mountain Buddha

Meng Mountain, Jinyuan Distrct, Taiyuan 030000, China
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My wife comes from Taiyuan and had never seen or heard of this Buddha mountain. Dear friends... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pieter N
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Giant Buddha carved into mountain!

We went here on a cold winter day in Taiyuan to escape the city smog and see some local history... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2016
Paul S
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Meng Mountain, Jinyuan Distrct, Taiyuan 030000, China
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife comes from Taiyuan and had never seen or heard of this Buddha mountain. Dear friends brought us there and we were taken to meet a Shi-fu who has a small museum with a most wonderful display of lanterns dating back 2000 years from...More

Thank Pieter N
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We went here on a cold winter day in Taiyuan to escape the city smog and see some local history. The Mengshan mountain carving is amazing and the park is run exceptionally well. I am very glad we were here in winter though as it...More

1  Thank Paul S
Reviewed 27 September 2016

This is well worth going to if you are in Taiyuan, in a nice foresty area with little streams to walk alongside. You can see the Buddha from quite a way away, and it is a good feeling to finally get up to it, having...More

4  Thank mattodowd
Reviewed 13 January 2016

I visited the buddha a couple of years ago, not in 2015, which is offered by system.There were a large number of visitors then. The green mountain, clean stream, natural scenes made me wanna go there again.

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Reviewed 16 November 2015

I would highly recommend visiting this site. We visited on a chilly day in November. The air quality in Taiyuan is terrible but here it was ok. It was a peaceful place. We were very time limited as we had a train to catch and...More

1  Thank nicoleofnine
Reviewed 1 September 2015

There are many amazing holy sites in China- all flourishing without the need for prompting from Formal religion- mercifully absent from the lives of the people. Menshang Mountain Budda in Taiyuan tops the list for it's unique location- just sit gaze, and wonder- "How did...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

This Buddha is over 1400 years old and it is located in a great forest with a nice walk through the trees and beside streams . It is a fantastic monument and if you are on Taiyuan well worth the visit .

2  Thank Glenn B
Reviewed 29 May 2015

You can enjoy the nature for someone like hiking. It takes about an hour walk to the moutain. It is also availabe to take a shuttle bus to the middle point and takes 0.5 hour to walk to the moutain. It is not convenient to...More

1  Thank hamdan268
Reviewed 2 April 2015

Of all the sights I saw in China, this one was the most moving and fascinating. If you are near, make the time to trek to the Mengshan Buddha. You won't be disappointed.

2  Thank MarylynEubank
Reviewed 13 December 2014

This is not just a Buddha it is a massive one as well as the whole village surrounding it, There is lots of lovely bushland and an area they call oxygen bar and it is so good on trees producing oxygen. It is really worth...More

1  Thank Colleen H
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Meyers0420
2 February 2015|
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Response from Colleen H | Reviewed this property |
It is about a half hour drive.
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