Famen Temple (Famen Si), Fufeng County

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#9 of 47 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. Famen Temple (Famen Si) is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Fufeng County Edition.
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  • Famen Buddhist temple which was built 7 years ago at a cost of 10 billion yuan, however the old temple next door was much better; you could see some relics of the Buddha Shankyuni. However the scale a...  more »
  • Xian Castle West bus terminal from less than two hours by bus. Road at the entrance to my grandmother was doing business desperately. Interesting comparison of old and new buildings student heard, and are very
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  • This is a Buddhist temple which is still in use so you will come across worshippers inside as well as outside lighting joss sticks at the large incense burner. Behind the temple is the pagoda and it i...  more »
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  • Massive temple complex comprising part ancient, part new. It houses a Buddha relic. Worth visiting.
  • Nothing special and quiet place, but I think it is special for Buddhism because they claim this place has the remain of Buddha.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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