Introduction to Huayan Temple (华严寺)
Located in the southwest corner of Datong City, Shanxi Province, Huayan Temple (华严寺) is the largest and most perfectly preserved temple of the Liao (907-1125) and Jin (1115-1234) regimes and is a major attraction in Datong tourism. It was built in the 8th year of Qingning reign (1062) of Liao Regime and partially destroyed in the war in the 2nd year of Baoda reign of Liao Regime. It was, however, renovated in 1140 during the Jin Regime.
Qingyuan Street, Urban Area, Datong, Shanxi Province (west of Datong City)
Upper Huayan Temple, Lower Huayan Monastery, Huayan Pagoda
Opening Hours: 8:30am~6:00pm in summer, 8:30am~5:30pm in winter
Admission Fee: 65 yuan
Visiting Time: one and half an hours
Best Time to Visit: suitable to visit all year round
1. From Railway station: take bus 2, 15, 30 to Qingyuan Cross Street and then walk 500m to the east, or take bus 4 to Qingyuan Street directly.
2. From Xinnan Coach Station: take bus 28, 30 to Qingyuan Cross Street and then walk 500m to the east.
Some popular attractions in Datong such as Shanhua Temple, Nine Dragon Screen Wall, Bell Tower and Drum Tower are easily to reach from Huayan Temple.
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