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White Horse Temple, Luoyang
(4.1/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
Soak up the reverential atmosphere and admire the architecture of White Horse Temple, often considered to be the first Buddhist temple in the country. Established under the command of Emperor Ming in 68 CE, the temple was greatly restored and added to during the course of the Ming and Qing dynasties Part of the appeal of the site comes with identifying the design elements and architectural styles of each of those time periods. The temple gains its name from a legend regarding its origin, which tells the tale of Emperor Ming dreaming about the Buddha and asking two deputies to go off in seach of Buddhist scriptures. They returned with two Indian Buddhist monks whom they had met in Afghanistan. The monks carried scriptures, relics, and Buddha statues, as they rode up on two white horses. Put White Horse Temple and other Luoyang attractions into our Luoyang trip itinerary maker, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Although this is considered to be the oldest Buddhist temple still in operation in China (the original structure dates back to the 1st century) what we see today is largely Ming period. The four statues of the guardians in Hall of the heavenly kings. Crossing a bridge near the end of the garden, don't miss the beautiful Pagoda Qigong, brick building up thirteen stories dating from the Tang period. The temple is open from 7 to 18 50 Yuan entrance. Located about ten kilometers from Luoyang and again the best way to get there is by taxi.
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  • Charter ride from the high speed train station, en route and traffic congestion, less than an hour. Didn't expect and to be honest, so far is impressive. Such as grave priest than I thought came from each building, statue and India firmly, Tower, was around. Chinese tourists are in place here and pray for great incense sticks (wood? ) Would wish, while burning bowed in all directions. We have a few days ago it snowed, snowed a little here and there in the temple, so further friendly and helpful. Please go slow, cumbersome, somewhat away from the town, but half-time to take. Souvenir shop Street in front of the gate.
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  • 因为家在此,所以会时不时去转一圈。 对比几年前,这里扩建了不少,在基本保留了原有的建筑和文物的基础上增加了很多可看点。 这一两年去了大概三四次,旺季会涨价,淡季便回落,旺季涨价后的价格并不是很划算,不过作为一个寻静心的地方来说挺好的。 我对新的东西不是很感兴趣,旧的文物(如门口的白马,庙内已经不再有香火的老鼎炉)也和小时候变了不少(环境变化,风吹日晒和人们总是去摸吧),偶尔绕到了清凉台的后面发现经...  more »
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  • This Buddhist temple is a very special place. I enjoyed the Chinese Buddhist exhibits, structures and the silent tea house. I will skip the new Indian and Thai section completely when I return. That section takes away from the charm and air of the temple-- a complete waste of space and resources. It consists of some foreign styled temples that are completely devoid of a sense of history, culture and overall meaning. The Chinese temples and pagoda are very special. I will return.
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  • 中国第一座佛教寺庙,起于东汉,门外的白马是宋朝的文物,超级多的人,还有缅甸泰国印度的寺庙。值得参观
  • White horse Temple is believed to be the temple morning Samsung summoned chang Tang Tripitaka from India came to China success. The journey time is 15 years, but along the way make some Scripture, water fall. In China it is Maha Nikaya. Tour guides that reflect ...
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