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Jinsi Temple, Taiyuan

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Travel back to the 1st century CE at Jinsi Temple, one of Shaxi's famous temple complexes. The compound features many buildings, statues, sculptures, bridges, and terraces built between the Wei Dynasty and the Song Dynasty. Don't miss the 2nd-century Hall of the Holy Mother, one of the temple's most prominent structures. As you cross a small bridge and come closer to the building, notice carved wooden dragons that adorn the hall's eight supporting pillars. Continue to walk throughout the complex and visit the temple garden where you will find a 3000-year-old cypress tree. Add Jinsi Temple to your Taiyuan travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Taiyuan travel tool .
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  • A must see but we wouldn’t have known if we didn’t have local help. Finding place like this make the traveling very special.  more »
  • The buildings and the grounds were very interesting to visit. I was in a group of about six friends, our hosts rented us English audio system which helped with the tour, although most of our units see...  more »
  • too bad not all equally well kept word, the architecture is super beautiful, well worth a visit
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  • Visited it as part of our Shanxi trip. Not well known but still reasonably well preserved and maintained.
  • Extraordinary place to peak the history of ZHOU Dynasty and the history of Shanxi.
  • Near Taiyuan this temple is a must for any traveller
  • Really great historical site in China.
  • Amazing view
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