Huayan Temple

By Zhou Yuanyuan

Updated: 2013-10-23

Huayan Temple


This temple takes its name from the Avatamsaka Sutra, which is Huayanjing in Chinese. It was separated into an upper and a lower temple in the mid-Ming Dynasty (1368—1644), then rejoined in 1963. The upper part is beautifully decorated and the lower is in an antique style. The tower has an underground place for worship that contains one thousand Buddha. The underground part covering 500 square meters and is decorated with 100 tons of copper.

Address: Daxi Street,Datong,Shanxi province

Best time to visit: April – October

Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tickets: 80 yuan

Transportation: You can get there on the No.4 bus

Tips: There are also scenic spots nearby, such as Nine-dragon Wall, Drum Tower and Shanhua temple



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