Famen Temple (Famen Si), Fufeng County

3.5
#9 of 39 in Museums in Shaanxi
Famen Temple (Famen Si) owes its prominence to both its age (1,700 years) and its position as the home of the finger bone of the Sakyamuni Buddha. Archaeologists unearthed the bone--considered one of the one important Buddhist relics--in 1987, along with a hidden underground Buddhist palace full of jewelry, gold, and ornate mandalas. A new complex adjacent to the towering pagoda to safeguards the finger bone, which you can view. In the Famen Temple museum, admire artificats of porcelain, silk, colored glaze ware, silverware, and other precious treasures of the Tang Dynasty. Use our Fufeng County tourist route planner to add Famen Temple (Famen Si) and other attractions to your Fufeng County vacation plans.
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  • July 20, 2017
    Now Government protected and considerable money has gone out, I don't think temple buildings of nouveau riche historic old temples that are stored in the
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  • June 25, 2017
    This is something like 75 miles outside Xi’an. It’s a famous Buddhist temple originally built during Eastern Han Dynasty about 1700 years ago. It was damaged in the 2008 earthquake and has now been re...  more »
  • June 18, 2017
    Temple is far from the city and has been ruined by commercialization. When you arrive, you walk through a gaudy monstrosity of concrete and colored metal that serves as the new welcome courtyard to th...  more »
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  • April 28, 2017
    I rated this temple a five because of the sheer size. It is pretty new and it is built to attract visitors. The site is huge and you should get the ticket with the tram ride to save some walking and get away from the sun. There are several buildings to visit and a museum where the relic is kept. This place is a must if you are a staunch Buddhist.
  • July 7, 2017
    The theatre show "Famen Renaissance 法门往事” is a must to see before proceed to the museum, the original temple and tower to learn more about the past and present of Famen temple. Nice vegan buffet available here too.
  • September 18, 2016
    I've been to at least a hundred Buddhist and Taoist temples throughout Asia. This takes the cake as the biggest. Do yourself a favor and rent the tourist vehicle between the South gate and the North temple. Has a famous finger bone relic in the main hall.
  • March 25, 2017
    full of bizness,pity
  • October 7, 2016
    Construction of scenic spots in China not rule, the famen temple area of how rough no culture, it is hard to give you a great feeling. Reading not easy to walk, a road, cord is for you to go shopping, the less there is three miles, old 🉐 good psychological and physical preparation. Old is still inside, and hang around.
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