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Zhenguo Temple

Hedong Village, 15 km NE of Pingyao, Pingyao County, China
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excellent example of 10th century Chinese temple construction

if you love architecture, this place offers one of few surviving example of over 1000 year old... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ray L
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Los Angeles, California
Forgotten UNESCO site

Like Shuanglin Temple, Zhenguo Temple is also forgotten by the locals and Chinese. This place... read more

Reviewed 15 December 2017
Geminican
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San Jose
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Hedong Village, 15 km NE of Pingyao, Pingyao County, China
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

if you love architecture, this place offers one of few surviving example of over 1000 year old Chinese temple constructions. You can look at the Wan Fo Dien building and compare & contrast with newer buildings in the Temple, which was constructed 500 years ago....More

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Reviewed 15 December 2017

Like Shuanglin Temple, Zhenguo Temple is also forgotten by the locals and Chinese. This place attracts mostly foreign tourists. You need either car or taxi or bus to get here..about 20 minutes drive from downtown.

Thank Geminican
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Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Went there with my wife and father in law. I have to say this visit was the most memorable part of our Pingyao trip. The temple was very quiet and we were the only tourist when we got there. We were very impressed with ancient...More

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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We were almost going to drop this from our day, when we were cutting it fine for the sunset at Pingyao. So glad we made the effort. We had a guide, who was very passionate about this temple. Amazed at the condition of this temple...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2016

A pretty small place. It is interesting to see the old Buddha structures and the old trees, but nothing really special about the place. It is almost deserted. On the more positive - it is an authentic place and not as a tourist site.

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Reviewed 15 May 2016

The murals are what I remember most about this temple. I enjoyed the untouched quality of the subjects and color. Loved it.

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Reviewed 28 April 2016

Zhenguo is a small temple outside Pingyao, not far from the Shuanglin Temple. It is not the most spectacular, but it would be a shame to visit Pingyao without seeing it, as it is very old indeed, and has some striking terracotta figures.

Thank Paul G
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Reviewed 9 September 2015

Really quiet temple, far removed from the bustle of Pingyao's touristy streets. We loved the peaceful atmosphere and the sense of history is really clear, unlike the majority of Buddhist temples we'd seen in China, which seem to be very redone and over-dramatic.

Thank AnnaRose_K
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Reviewed 30 May 2015

I higly recommend it to someone who love Chinese architecture. It is one of the valuable ancient temples for its famous architecture! Visitor can take a bus no.9 near the train station (the old one) to there by 40 minutes. It takes about two hours...More

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Reviewed 13 July 2014

If you've bought the Pingyao Ancient City tourpass, then you'll get into this for free as part of your 120 RMB ticket. Near the east gate and the Confucious Temple, you can spend a good 30 minutes just wandering through. Wash your hands in the...More

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