Shuanglin Temple Tours

Located in southern Pingyao County, Shuanglin Temple is famous for the 2,000 painted clay sculptures dating back to the Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties of China. The temple was originally founded in the late sixth century, but the current structures were built during the Ming and Qing dynasties.

The south-facing temple is divided into 10 halls, each containing its own collection of painted sculptures. Some of the highlights among them include the likeness of Avalokitesvara in the Hall of Sakya, a seated statue of Guanyu in the God of Battle Hall and a thousand-armed Bodhisattva inside Bodhisattva Hall. 

Practical Info

You can reach the temple via a public bus from Pingyao city. Leave yourself at least a couple of hours to walk around the temple and admire the detailed sculptures.
Address: Pingyao, Jinzhong, Shanx, China
Hours: Daily 9am-7pm
Admission: CNY 40
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2-Day Pingyao Private Tour: Ancient Town and Shuanglin Temple by High-Speed Train from Xi'an

Discover the charms of historic Pingyao, one of China’s best-preserved ancient towns, on this private 2-day tour from Xi’an, including 4-star overnight accommodation and round-trip train transport. Stand before the mighty City Walls, tour the Temple of Confucius and spend time strolling the shops and teahouses of Ming-Qing Street in downtown Pingyao. Start your second day with a private Chinese calligraphy class, then learn more about China’s rich art heritage as you visit the magnificent UNESCO-listed Shuanglin Temple.
  • Duration: 2 days
$293.99 USD
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  • Duration: 2 days
$293.99 USD

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