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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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  • 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 »
  • An inspiring visit, with well restored pavilions and a beautiful garden. A change of pace compared to the other attractions, but with a soul and a lot of poesy.  more »
  • The relaxation begins barely entering the temple complex. The very well maintained facility is lovely to stroll around and relax. A huge facility that necessarily belongs in the visitor program of Datong
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  • Great art and culture
  • When I went, not many visitors, tickets are quite expensive. Climb to the tower height, Datong city glance.
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Where to stay in Datong

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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