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Famen Temple (Famen Si)

Famen Zhen, Fufeng County 722200, China
+86 917 525 4002
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Famen Zhen, Fufeng County 722200, China
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is something like 75 miles outside Xi’an. It’s a famous Buddhist temple originally built during Eastern Han Dynasty about 1700 years ago. It was damaged in the 2008 earthquake and has now been re-built. It is said to hold the finger bone of Sakyamuni...More

Thank Gillian G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Temple is far from the city and has been ruined by commercialization. When you arrive, you walk through a gaudy monstrosity of concrete and colored metal that serves as the new welcome courtyard to the temple. Why was a historic temple ruined like this? After...More

Thank CharlieMSD
Reviewed 4 May 2017

One of the biggest temples in China and there was a drama highlighting the history of the temple which was very inspiring .Though it was in Chinese ,i completely loved the 1.30 hr drama made inside the temple .The acting as well as the story...More

Thank Sethuraman0025
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Around 2 hours drive, interesting but after a while they all look the same to me. Visited other more interesting temples compared to this one

1  Thank BillytheTraveler
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

If you are in the area go visit the Famen temple. Inspiring place and especially the old site is very beautiful. A place of peace and balance.

Thank Ton E
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Big complex, get ready to do some walking. It's quite hot in July, even with hats and umbrella, it's still very hot. With our young kids we only visited the old pagoda complex (where they found the underground palace). You can take a tram ride...More

Thank kncc13
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

So interesting to see the Old China and New, side by side at this famous Temple. The new temple is enormous and very grandiose while the smaller, old temple is the true treasure. It is here that a believed to be relic, a finger of...More

Thank Mallphin
Reviewed 26 November 2015

It was given to Eastern Han Dynasty,the Tang emperors build an underground palace and lavish imperial gold,silver,silk,potteries,tea sets,tea grinders,incense holder,statues......in its vault.Every 30 years,they were taken out in a State procession to Changan(present day XIAN,SHAANXI province)a distance of 100km.It takes 2 years to prepare.Buddhism was...More

2  Thank jk y
Reviewed 10 November 2015

Located a few hours from Xi'an this is an amazing place. The walk from the entrance to the main building takes you past numerous Buddha. It is a long walk but they have a tram. Inside the main building you can see a finger bone...More

Thank Jim C
Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

take tram if you would like to reduce your walking time to the primary temple that houses the single artifact

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Response from Jim C | Reviewed this property |
I Have no idea. It is a very interesting place. They have a fragment of a finger bone of. Buddha.
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