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Huayan Temple of Datong, Datong

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Surviving several dynasties, Huayan Temple of Datong represents one of the best-preserved Buddhist temples of the Liao period (907-1125 CE). As you tour the vast complex, split into two levels, notice decorations on the walls of the buildings, frescoes, wood carvings, and Buddhist scriptures. Inside each hall you'll find several bronze Buddha statues, with intricate, colorful details around them. Climb the tall, wooden pagoda for a view of the gardens and smaller halls that surround the temple. Put Huayan Temple of Datong into our Datong itinerary builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Datong.
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  • August 17, 2017
    After visits to the caves and the hanging monastery we rested in this beautiful site and we admired the architecture and the serenity of the place. A must see
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  • August 10, 2017
    Go over maybe more Landmass known 廟-Yu, but Dou Chong滿 Plaza Qi fragrance, Datong huayen Sutra Temple but is one exception. Huayen Sutra Temple could feel the Qi of Zhuang yan 肅 Mu fragrance, this is 廟 Yu Ying give people peace Park on the mind! 遼 golden era of Construction, with some built in the Ming dynasty, ancient remains.
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  • July 27, 2017
    Compared to some of the other temples we visited in Xi'an and Beijing, this one is relatively quiet, but fairly large in scale. We enjoyed our visit. It is just a few steps away from Fenglin Ge Restau...  more »
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  • January 30, 2017
    Great art and culture
  • December 24, 2016
    When I went, not many visitors, tickets are quite expensive. Climb to the tower height, Datong city glance.
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As well as restoring and recreating its historical sites in recent years, Datong has been building hotels. Fairly evenly spread across what is a fairly small and non-residential urban area, you'll find a number of hotels offering standard and luxury options, with some high-rises providing good views of the ordered streets of the city. Budget-friendly options can be found off the main boulevards throughout Datong, and include guesthouses, the odd youth hostel, and budget hotels.
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