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Temple of Heaven (Tian tan)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 19 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

A Ming temple, Temple of Heaven or Tian tan was built by the Yongle Emperor, who also built the Forbidden City, as a stage for the important rituals performed by the emperor, or Son of Heaven. Chief ...  Read more

Emei Shan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

At 3,117 meters (10,226 feet) tall, Mount Emei is the highest of China’s four sacred mountains of Buddhism. Buddhist monks have made pilgrimages to the temples and monasteries of Emei Shan for nearly ...  Read more

Temple of the Six Banyan Trees (Liurong Temple)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 9 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

One of the oldest and most famous historic sites in Guangzhou, the Temple of the Six Banyan Trees (Liurong Temple) was originally built in 537 AD to serve as a shrine for Buddhist relics from India. ...  Read more

Mount Qingcheng

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

At a user friendly height of only 1,290 meters (4,234 feet), Mount Qingcheng is one of the best day trekking options surrounding Chengdu. Due to its lush green surroundings, numerous waterfalls and ...  Read more

Lama Temple (Yonghegong)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 22 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The Lama Temple (Yonghegong), one of the most important Tibetan Buddhist temples in the world, started life in the late 17th century as a residence for eunuchs. It went on to become residence for a ...  Read more

Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)

4 star rating: Recommended 24 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

While the Big Wild Goose Pagoda - or Dayanta - follows the familiar pagoda format of successive levels diminishing in size the higher they get, this solid stone tower is largely free of the frills ...  Read more

Qingyang Palace

4 star rating: Recommended 5 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

An early Tang Dynasty classic, Qingyang Palace is considered to be one of the oldest and most important Taoist temples in all of China due to its location near the boyhood home of Lao-Tzu, the father ...  Read more

Wenshu Temple

4 star rating: Recommended 5 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Located in the northern reaches of Chengdu, Wenshu Temple is often regarded as the best preserved Buddhist temple in the entire city. Originally known as Xinxiang Temple, the Buddhist center was ...  Read more

Lingyin Temple

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 1 Rating | Tours & Tickets

Also known as the “Temple of the Souls’ Retreat,” Lingyin Temple is one of the most famous Buddhist temples in all of China. The temple was founded in 328 by the Indian monk Hui Li and it is said ...  Read more

Confucius Temple

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A quiet sanctuary away from the smoggy streets of Beijing, the restored main hall of this temple contains a statue of the sage Kongzi (Confucius). It is the second largest Confucian Temple in China, ...  Read more

Huaisheng Mosque

Originally built during the Tang Dynasty over a thousand years ago, the Huaisheng Mosque is thought to be the oldest surviving mosque in China and home of the earliest freestanding minaret. While the ...  Read more

Wuhou Memorial Temple

With a past that dates back nearly 2,000 years this popular temple complex in southern Chengdu is steeped in various levels of history and lore. Occasionally referred to as Martial Marquis Memorial ...  Read more

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