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Jiming Temple, Nanjing
(4.4/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web)
Dating back to the 4th century, Jiming Temple remains among the area's oldest and most active Buddhist temples. This easily accessible temple has changed many rulers through the ages; today, it houses more than 30 nuns, and receives numerous pilgrims and tourists year-round. Impressive stone lions guard the entrance gate of the temple, featuring a 45 m (148 ft) pagoda. See the well in which an emperor used to hide with his concubine, and climb the seven-story pagoda to observe Nanjing's panorama. Use our Nanjing vacation builder to arrange your visit to Jiming Temple and other attractions in Nanjing.
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  • behind the Lake and the wall of the Lake beautiful old temple visit Florian or trimmed the Lake and the very beautiful park in nanjing
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  • 据说鸡鸣寺求姻缘很灵验,遂前来一拜。 门票真的很便宜,10元还送三株香;斋食有些贵,好在味道好;也许是第一次去,觉得风景很有南京的特点。 从前到后我走了有一个多小时,事实上它并没有很大,主要是我一路拜上去了。 去的时候是9月末的一个周末,人还不少。 最后面可以直接通上城墙(现金门票),向城墙右手边走一些,就能看到玄武湖,也许是去的时间很好,南京风景真的很宜人。 
  • I visited this temple because I knew was the most important of the city and I can attest to that. Compared to other facilities, admission is pretty cheap, RMB 10, about 1.50 €. I really enjoyed the visit because inside there are some "business" to do. At the entrance to deliver incense sticks, which should be lit and placed inside a large container as a symbol of prayer. There is also a "wishing tree" — a tree around which there are threads where people can hang some ball-shaped pendants from out containing a note written by them I have to express a wish. The cost of this red ball is 10 RMB. I really enjoyed doing it. Striking was the singing of Buddhist nuns, I was excited and the pagoda at sunset was unforgettable. In my opinion this is an obligatory stop in Nanjing!
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