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Jinsi Temple, Taiyuan

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Religious Site
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. Arrange to visit Jinsi Temple and other attractions in Taiyuan using our Taiyuan holiday planner.
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  • Let me start with the fact that it was January 2017 when I visited. So, it was FREEZING cold and terribly dry. There was no one else out in the temple grounds. So, with that, I assume that I was witne...  more »
  • This is beautiful temple complex with buildings spanning several dynasties. Located about 27.5 km from the center of the city, the temple is home to several living 1000+ year trees, the most notable o...  more »
  • 1) another badly manage tourist area, lots of tourists scam 2) very dirty environment, no one cleaning the place 3) are they sure it is ancient building? Looks bit fake 4) too many unwanted tourist gu...  more »