Guangren Lama Temple Tours

There is only one Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Shaanxi Province: the Guangren Lama Temple. Nestled into the north-western corner of Xian’s city wall, this temple was built in 1705 as a temporary residence for the Grand Lamas for when they passed through this area on their way to Beijing to meet with the emperors. The architecture of the temple, a mix between Chinese and Tibetan, is a tribute to the long standing cultural relations between the Tibetans and the Han people. White stupas, Buddha statues, prayer wheels and hundreds of colorful prayer flags fluttering in the wind are combined with the typical East-Asian hip-and-gable roofs, elegant carvings and timber framework. 

The temple isn’t massive and covers an area of only about 2.6 acres, but it has a lot to offer. The first thing visitors see is the big Mountain Gate, an arch decorated in colorful paintings. From there, they pass along a stone wall carved with Buddhas through the Zhao Bi, a pavilion with the imperial stele and two stone wells on each side of it. Additional treasures of the Guangren Lama Temple include the Lotus Throne inside Devajara Hall, which originated in the Tang Dynasty, rows of golden prayer wheels as well as hand engraved gold mantras, ancient inscribed tablets and several over one hundred year old cypresses, redbud and clove trees. 

Practical Info

The Guangren Lama Temple can be visited every day from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. To get there, take bus number 509 or 712 to the Guang Ren Temple stop and you will find the temple right next to the city wall.
Location
Address: No.152 North-west Road, Lianhu District, Xian 710003, China
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Religious Day Tour of Temples, Mosque and Church in Xi'an

This is a tour designed for exploring the different religions in Xi’an. Through the tour, you will explore temples, a mosque and a church in this multi-cultural city. The guide will show you how the locals pray in the temples and how they have protected the invaluable cultural wealth of their ancestors for thousands of years.
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Private Day Trip of Xi'an Religious Experience

If you are interested in different religions, this full day tour is your perfect choice. Follow your private tour guide to exploring Temples, Mosque, and Church in this multi-cultural city of Xi’an. You will visit one of the oldest Buddhist temples, the only Tibetan Buddhist monastery, the largest Taoist temple, one of the most well-preserved Islamic mosques, and the Catholic Church at Wuxing Street. Come and learn local religious culture and enrich your travel experience in Xi’an!
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Private Tour: Xi'an Bike Adventure with Tibetan Temple and Terracotta Warriors

Pedal your way around historic Xi’an on this action-packed full-day tour, accompanied by a private guide. Start by exploring the UNESCO-listed Terracotta Warriors, built in the 3rd century BC for the first Emperor of China. After a typical Chinese lunch (included), saddle up for a 3-hour bike tour of Xi’an, following the ancient city walls and stopping to browse local markets, visit the Guangren Lama Temple and glide through the colorful Muslim quarter.
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