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Address: Meng Mountain, Jinyuan Distrct, Taiyuan 030000, China
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Giant Buddha carved into mountain!

We went here on a cold winter day in Taiyuan to escape the city smog and see some local history. The Mengshan mountain carving is amazing and the park is run exceptionally well. I... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2016
Paul S
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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We went here on a cold winter day in Taiyuan to escape the city smog and see some local history. The Mengshan mountain carving is amazing and the park is run exceptionally well. I am very glad we were here in winter though as it was very visible to see the grounds were ready to cater for 1000's of people!... More 

1 Thank Paul S
Beijing, China
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

This is well worth going to if you are in Taiyuan, in a nice foresty area with little streams to walk alongside. You can see the Buddha from quite a way away, and it is a good feeling to finally get up to it, having been getting nearer and nearer to it for a long time. There are quite a... More 

3 Thank mattodowd
Taiyuan, China
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Reviewed 14 January 2016

I visited the buddha a couple of years ago, not in 2015, which is offered by system.There were a large number of visitors then. The green mountain, clean stream, natural scenes made me wanna go there again.

Thank jessica123130
Xi'an, China
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36 reviews
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Reviewed 17 November 2015

I would highly recommend visiting this site. We visited on a chilly day in November. The air quality in Taiyuan is terrible but here it was ok. It was a peaceful place. We were very time limited as we had a train to catch and 3 young children so we didn't walk around. We caught the buggy up, which cost... More 

1 Thank nicoleofnine
Taiyuan, China
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Reviewed 1 September 2015

There are many amazing holy sites in China- all flourishing without the need for prompting from Formal religion- mercifully absent from the lives of the people. Menshang Mountain Budda in Taiyuan tops the list for it's unique location- just sit gaze, and wonder- "How did it get here". Take the tourist car- or walk through the winding forest paths with... More 

Thank 649Martin999
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

This Buddha is over 1400 years old and it is located in a great forest with a nice walk through the trees and beside streams . It is a fantastic monument and if you are on Taiyuan well worth the visit .

2 Thank Glenn B
Hong Kong, China
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43 reviews
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Reviewed 30 May 2015

You can enjoy the nature for someone like hiking. It takes about an hour walk to the moutain. It is also availabe to take a shuttle bus to the middle point and takes 0.5 hour to walk to the moutain. It is not convenient to take a bus to go there because it takes a long long walk from the... More 

1 Thank hamdan268
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Reviewed 3 April 2015

Of all the sights I saw in China, this one was the most moving and fascinating. If you are near, make the time to trek to the Mengshan Buddha. You won't be disappointed.

2 Thank MarylynEubank
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 13 December 2014

This is not just a Buddha it is a massive one as well as the whole village surrounding it, There is lots of lovely bushland and an area they call oxygen bar and it is so good on trees producing oxygen. It is really worth the walk but if you don't want to walk up you can get a buggy... More 

1 Thank Colleen H
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 12 November 2014

It is a marvellous buddha which was built more than thousand years ago noted worth to go there to take a good look of the ancient Chinese how to script this buddy along the mountain..I suggest you walk up and down if you can to enjoy the fresh air and mountain view...hiking is my choice and the road is easy... More 

1 Thank George C

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