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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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  • Very very nice ... worth the visit. A step into the past and present of a civilization far away both in time and in thought. Very interesting
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  • Very interesting temple in the heart of Datong. Very well preserved. As in Chinese temples it is very relaxed and isolated from outside noise.
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  • 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 »