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Shanhua Monastery

Southwestern, Urban Area, Datong 037006, China
+86 352 253 9436
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Lake Garden and Free

Free admission with a show of id. Reasonably large compound and well tended gardens. There is a... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2018
femmemme
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Singapore
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This one is right next to the entrance of Datong City Wall, literally across the street. This... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2017
Geminican
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11 Jun 2018
“Lake Garden and Free”
8 Sep 2017
“Beautiful ancient temple”
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Southwestern, Urban Area, Datong 037006, China
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Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Free admission with a show of id. Reasonably large compound and well tended gardens. There is a surprisingly large pond with ornated corridors wrapped around. Make a nice walk. Temple wise looked less restored than Huayan, so you may prefer this if you are into...More

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Reviewed 17 December 2017

This one is right next to the entrance of Datong City Wall, literally across the street. This place has rich history but I still would visit Datong's other interests first in the following order before visiting this one: 1) Yungang Grottoes 2) Hanging Temple 3)...More

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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

A place of calm. Wonderful architecture. The bits that aren't ancient are those that were repaired400 years ago. Definitely worth the stroll around. Don't miss the 5 dragon screen near the entrance - in slightly better repair than the 9 dragon screen.

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Reviewed 9 September 2016

I nice temple in Datong, uyou need to pay a ticket for entering but it worth it. I really like this place and you can go to the top of the building to see all the landscape of Datong, Pretty cool

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Reviewed 8 August 2016

I don't know why it is ranked so low! It is better than Huayan monastery in my opinion. This one has a great gardens, secret places to relax. Great art works of buddhas and similar and it was fairly empty - great opportunity for photos!...More

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Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

A highlight of Datong. An amazing example of Tang architecture. The wood carvings are top rate, especially the dozen heavenly kings. The entrance carvings are also well preserved. Don't miss this 1,000 year old or so monastery in Datong

Thank Edward T
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Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

This monastery near the south gate is very charming There is a 5 dragon wall and a small garden It is very quiet as there is no visitors

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Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

The Southern Monastery as it is known is in the walled area of Datong, it provides important material for the Tang and Song architecture. It is well looked after and a joy to visit. I highly recommend it for a hour or so. If you...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2015

I highly recommend to someone who love Chinese Architecture! It is really great temple. I also recommend to hire a guide for brief introduction. It will highlight the visit.

1  Thank hamdan268
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Reviewed 18 April 2015

Very clean, nice renovation, still has monks living on the site. But only a few aspects of its history where the most interesting parts

1  Thank Joanjps
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