Huayan Temple of Datong, Datong
Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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Nice visit to the temples however most of them have now been replaced with new buildings and made to look old which is a shame, would prefer to see the old buildings but still very pretty
We gingen zonder enige verwachting hiernaartoe in de 4de week van onze vakantie en hadden dus al heel wat tempels gezien. Toch waren we erg onder de indruk van de prachtige gebouwen, beelden en muursc... read more »We went without any expectation here in the 4th week of our vacation and had so many temples seen. However, we were very impressed with the beautiful buildings, statues and wall paintings. Some were more than 1000 years old; others were relatively recently created/fixed up. The complex was quiet, quiet. Looked anywhere at our leisure and enjoyed it, no guides with piercing ear speakers, no hordes of people.show original
This complex of temples is right in middle of inner city, its got Buddha statues in many shapes & sizes made out of different materials. There is a wooden pagoda where you can climb up pretty high giv... read more »
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