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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. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Datong using our trip planner.
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  • Most visit Datong for Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Temple. So did we. Didn’t harbour much expectation when we visited. Turn out, it was one of our most enjoyable visits of our entire trip. The temple ...  more »
  • This is a beautiful temple, big enough. We visit the Museum part, not the temple in activity. The site is large enough. Don't miss the pagoda and climb to its Summit (there are two floors). The view from above on Datong's worth.
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  • We discovered this place during our trip to China in February, journey that led us to Beijing, Datong, and Pingyao and finally the Ghizhou. We therefore visited this temple, finally this complex of temples, the same day as the caves of Yunang, guided tours, which is clearly a plus for understanding the history of the place, the original temples and those reconstructed, and discover a few keys to better understand the architecture of this impressive set. Be sure to climb the tower for a 360 ° view on Datong, where as in many Chinese cities mix the old and the modern, authentic and artificial, the rational and the excessive...
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