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Huayan Temple of Datong, Datong

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
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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  • Huge temple complex, good view of city from tower. theres many shrines inside, main one is Da Xiong Bao Dian with 5 Buddhas. rmb65 entry ticket.Give about 1.5hrs to explore. There is a basement below ...  more »
  • Serene site much of which has been newly rebuilt. We were happy we went but have to say its a bit if a filler rather than a must see.  more »
  • The temple is right across the Fenglin Ge restaurant and 2-3 mins. walking distance from Yunzhong Courtyard where we stayed for three nights. Unfortunately, we wait till the last morning to visit. Alt...  more »
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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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