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Dafo Temple of Zhangye: Tours & Tickets

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Dafosi Alley, Minzhu West Road, Ganzhou District, Zhangye 734000, China
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Reviewed 13 June 2019

no pictures allowed of the Buddha. It is massive and can get busy with tourists, but the museums on the property were lovely.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank RitaM0919
Reviewed 8 May 2019

It amazed me not only because it is huge, the Buddha and the statues behind him are vivid, you can feel how peaceful in their hearts from their faces. Originally built during the Western Xia Dynasty (1038-1227), this Giant Buddha is the largest statue of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 18 December 2018

a true huge monument, an important stopover in the silk road tour, not only because of the huge reclining buddha statue , immense in dimention, and not possible to take a photo of it hole, but the hole complex gives you a true feeling of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 8 November 2018

Worth the visit. The reclining Buddha is really big. There are also many statues and ancient boos in the museum.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mogolan
Reviewed 20 October 2018

Other than the huge Reclining Buddha, there are also precious ancient Buddhist scriptures in another hall that were hidden behind walls and survived the cultural revolution.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tan_WeeKee
Reviewed 13 September 2018

Fun to see the giant and famous reclining Buddha statue and to explore the temple grounds - it's a lovely, quiet oasis in Zhangye. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lagotto_Mama
Reviewed 13 July 2018

The huge Reclining Buddha was really unique, but for us, the wooden structures in the Theatre Area were the real highlight of our visit. This area is in the back left corner of the property and not to be missed. Unfortunately, most of these structures...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

Not many places like this left in China! definitely worth seeing! especially the first building with sleeping Buddha!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank olka_m_521
Reviewed 8 November 2017

The Zhangye Dafo (Great Buddha) Temple is home to the 34.5-metre long and 7.5 metres wide, largest indoor clay statue of the reclining Buddha, rare Ming Dynasty calligraphy, and real gold-plated Sutra. The wooden temple and clay statue (clay on a wooden frame) date back...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank KodoDrummer
Reviewed 31 October 2017

The Dafo (literally means Big Buddha in Chinese) Temple is an ancient Buddhist temple of a gigantic reclining Buddha statue dated around 1100. It is 115 ft. long. It was last restored in 2005–06. The Buddha is made of clay on a wooden frame and...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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