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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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  • September 29, 2017
    Beautiful and quiet environment. Beautiful buildings and architecture. A lot of nature with very old trees in the area.
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  • August 17, 2017
    We have visited this site because we chose to do the Datong-Pingyao road by car. It is before Pingayo, 1 hour drive and deserves to stop for at least 1 hour of visit. It is quite common and is full of treasures. We were lucky enough to visit on a pouring rain and there were very few tourists, so we have enjoyed from every corner.
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  • August 6, 2017
    Jinci in my mind for a long time, finally had a chance to Taiyuan. Jinci turned out to be such a big place, is open, after all, is the North, against the blue sky and white clouds, exquisitely beautiful. Distant hills and temples are also clear. Liang Fei and uonuma, Hall must see. The former doesn't surprise me, though fish taken good care of, structure and texture and is not complicated. But read on for so long, can be considered a cause of that era. Basilica brackets timber fascinates me, if the original painting and murals are intact, that is how beautiful a temple, now peeling off about only local material color. Oiizumi special let me surprise, rare to see gushing spring of so much at home and have fun. A beautiful vibrant Temple, in addition to the static architecture, is the most important spring, Ginkgo biloba. I think both Jin CI is quite complete. Relics of the Tang Dynasty steles people feeling, but reproductions and original is a bit mixed, I think many inscriptions are separated, or perhaps it was rude tourists in China known for its description, some inscriptions and frescoes can be seen clearly on graffiti and characterizations are a shame. I went to study calligraphy and content of interest soon disappeared. Half a day later, look back to relic living Tower, rebuilt during the Qing dynasty, very beautiful, distant hillside Temple distantly. Under the glass roof of the main hall in the sun shine. Bell suddenly ringing from the bottom. During the Tang dynasty, which is what a beautiful, calm place. Jinci is beautiful, but poor management, order is a mess, it must be persecuted by the tour guide through the hundreds of meters is very annoying. In addition, in the Hall, in the fountain, a lot of people smoking!!! Outrageous. Too bad.
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