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Jinsi Temple

Jinci Town, Jinyuan District, Taiyuan 030025, China
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What is so great about this old temple?

If you just refer to a guide book, this is just an old place with some relics. Actually this place... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Singapore, Singapore
Tired temple grounds in need of a little love

Let me start with the fact that it was January 2017 when I visited. So, it was FREEZING cold and... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2017
Eugene, Oregon
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Jinci Town, Jinyuan District, Taiyuan 030025, China
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you just refer to a guide book, this is just an old place with some relics. Actually this place has great historical significance. Extract: "Jinci Temple was called Tang Shuyu Memorial Temple at first. It was built to commemorate the first duke of Tang...More

Thank AndrewYew
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Let me start with the fact that it was January 2017 when I visited. So, it was FREEZING cold and terribly dry. There was no one else out in the temple grounds. So, with that, I assume that I was witness to just a lack...More

1  Thank mooseofblue
Reviewed 1 April 2017

This is beautiful temple complex with buildings spanning several dynasties. Located about 27.5 km from the center of the city, the temple is home to several living 1000+ year trees, the most notable of them all a 3000 year old cypress tree that is rumored...More

Thank papricorn
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

1) another badly manage tourist area, lots of tourists scam 2) very dirty environment, no one cleaning the place 3) are they sure it is ancient building? Looks bit fake 4) too many unwanted tourist guide hanging around, oftenly over charge foreigners.

4  Thank Yean Yean L
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

I absolutely loved visiting Jinsi. It was a beautiful day when I went, and the climate was excellent. There is a lot to see there, and it is surrounded by beautiful scenery and a clear flowing creek. There weren't any English speaking tour guides there,...More

2  Thank Walnut8993
Reviewed 2 June 2016

A must do in Taiyuan, the garden was tranquil and beautiful. There was not many tourists when visited which enhanced our enjoyment. There were many original carvings and calligraphy written by the emperors.

1  Thank FYL003
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

It is a nice 900yr. Temple complex (the original one 3000 yr. Ago has been destroyed by fire.) It is actually a memorial hall..The first building is an opera house. They used to held opera performances for the mother, a high ranked concubine. It's all...More

2  Thank Tourleaderasia
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

I had never seen a 3,000 year old temple in such good condition before. Surviving the test of time it is a gem hidden away in Taiyuan with so much history to offer. The maids statues are still in its original condition. The first cross...More

2  Thank Azeem M
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

We hired a tour guide who was professional, but couldn't translate and I think no-one could. Despite this it was a spectacular tour of the Royal Temple grounds and I was lucky to have my friends to translate for me. We went in the Chinese...More

1  Thank Ecevit74
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Though it is a long-story temple, I do not think I visited at a good time because there were a large quantity of visitors. So remember to avoid travelling peak time.

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