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Address: Dazhao Front Street, Yuquan District, Hohhot 010030, China
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Da Zhao Buddhist Temple, Hohhot

Da Zhao Temple has a 400 year history and features a silver Sakyamuni Buddha statue almost three meters tall which was dedicated in 1586 by the third Dalai Lama. The row of eight... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 October 2015
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Xinzheng, China
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Hangzhou, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Head here to spend a day wandering through street vendors selling their wares. We got all of our souvenirs here including a burned painting of Ghengis Khan, a small yurt model, and a goat horn. Lots of leather, bone, Mongol type shops. The temple itself is your average Chinese temple/tourist area. Still worth a visit if you have a day... More 

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Ware, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

I thought it was going to be..well just another temple, but I was wrong. This large beautiful temple sits in the middle of town and i visited on a sunday morning just after 9am.. which may be why it was so quiet. There were so many parts of this beautifully decorated temple to see but it was the feeling of... More 

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Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

The temple is a masterpiece albeit fabricated and 'modernized' but much repair work. However, the infrastructure, carving and paintings were world-class. Statues of divine personalities in Buddhism can be seen, and I am particularly impressed by the white jade Buddha. Non-Buddhists should give themselves a chance to walk through to appreciate the aesthetics and anthropology reflected by this place of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Incredible history, The Lama of Tibet started the journey from this very temple, In hohhot inner Mongolia.

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Thank Shiran D
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

Da Zhao Temple, located in the old downtown area of Hohhot, established in the Ming Dynasty, is the biggest temple belonging to the Yellow Hats, and it is one of the few temples without a Buddha in Inner Mongolia. A different from most other temples in China, but you can finish this seeing the place an hour.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

One of the most impressive and beautifully preserved temples I've visited in China that didn't require climbing up mountains! It's not free, but it's worth the small entrance fee cost. The buildings are beautifully preserved and it's still a busy and active monastery. The most impressive room was towards the back, all darkened so as to preserve the breathtaking statues... More 

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Xinzheng, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

Da Zhao Temple has a 400 year history and features a silver Sakyamuni Buddha statue almost three meters tall which was dedicated in 1586 by the third Dalai Lama. The row of eight stupas is also unique. Because the Mongol people adopted the Lama or Tibetan form of Buddhism, this type of temple is rarely seen in China, except for... More 

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Shanghai Region, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

Very different from other temples that I visited in China, especially no mountains to climb to discover the final Buddha temple in the top of mountain. However, its only a tourist attraction and I didn't feel something like a spiritual place. The temple is very beautiful though and worth a visit to enjoy the paintings and architecture.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

This is a Lama Buddhist temple built in 1580s. Abundant of sculptures, relics and frescos adorn the interior of the temple. Among the temple's many treasures, there is a 3 meter high silver statue of Buddah. It has a history of about four hundred years. A famous event regarding the temple was a visit by the great Emperor Kangxi (Qing... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

It didn't quite live up to my expectations. The complex is quite big so you'll be able to find a quiet spot somewhere to take it all in.

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