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Dafo Temple of Zhangye

Dafosi Alley, Minzhu West Road, Ganzhou District, Zhangye 734000, China
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Impressive reclining Buddha

Make sure you get a guide when visiting this temple! The one we had, Richard Yue, gave us all then... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gwatine
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Dusseldorf, Germany
via mobile
Ancient Temple; good way to spend an afternoon

DaFo Temple is an interesting way to spend an afternoon, but by no means is a must-see. The temple... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2017
catyshea
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Zhangye, China
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Dafosi Alley, Minzhu West Road, Ganzhou District, Zhangye 734000, China
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Make sure you get a guide when visiting this temple! The one we had, Richard Yue, gave us all then insights about the history of the temple itself, how it evolved during the different dynasties and about the use of the temple nowadays. The complex...More

Thank Gwatine
Reviewed 13 April 2017

DaFo Temple is an interesting way to spend an afternoon, but by no means is a must-see. The temple holds the largest reclining Buddha in China and is supposedly the place where Kublai Khan was born (although I'm not sure how they would prove this)....More

Thank catyshea
Reviewed 16 January 2017

A insightful trip learning about Chinese mythology and legend. Highlight of the trip would be the Giant Reclining Buddha, which is the length of the temple.!

Thank yEeVoNy25
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Or if you prefer, daylight robbery. 40 yuan admittance for an "experience" which even if taken slowly lasts 15 minutes. An utter waste of both time and money. Only two buildings open, the main temple which takes two minutes to see and another smaller place...More

Thank SinophileLuton
Reviewed 6 December 2016

The temple was better than we expected. It is nicely maintained and was very quiet and peaceful. We liked that very much. The grounds are big. Buildings are nice. The Buddha statue great. It was a nice visit. A must do in Zhangye.

Thank ghkulkarni
Reviewed 15 November 2016

The temple and the Giant Reclining Buddha are worth a look. The tour is in Chinese and there is little English explanation. The Qing Dynasty intact guild buildings were more interesting.

Thank MooncakeVixen
Reviewed 25 October 2016

The Zhangye Giant Buddha Temple is great as the temple remains largely untouched for hundreds of years, except for essential repairs, hence it is quite a departure from the other rebuilt temples. There is a giant buddha inside and a display showing the internal construction...More

Thank yipjcs88
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We went there on the departure day. Lazy walking from hotel, few pictures and go back. The Buddha was impressive. The temple is still used by people so even more interesting to see how they pray.

Thank artur_maz
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Dafo Temple is a beautiful complex of buildings and provides a quiet sanctuary amongst the hustle of Zhangye. Entry was ¥40 and we were lucky enough to have the place almost entirely to ourselves. The Giant Buddha hall is dimly lit and has a very...More

Thank Kae_Australia
Reviewed 15 September 2016

This is the Giant Buddha temple. Well worth a visit for that sake alone. The temple also offers a few other buildings you can visit including a museum like exhibit. Not a major attraction for non Buddhist travelers, but it's the main highlight within Zhangye...More

Thank mysurp
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