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Ping Yao Temple of the City God

Chenghuang Temple Street, Pingyao County 031100, China
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Chenghuang Temple Street, Pingyao County 031100, China
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Daoist temples are my favorite style temples in China. I think it is because of their often misunderstood gods they have protecting the place. I often feel like the statues could come to life. If possible, have a guide tell you about the temple or...More

Thank Harding2096
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I remember this as being the temple of a rather scarey god who kept everyone in the city in order. In this sense it was memorable from the numerous temples you visit while touring China. Need about 45mins to 1 hour, no more & combine...More

Thank Ann M
Reviewed 19 May 2017

This is an absolutely wonderful site to visit in Pingyao - loads of interesting things to see in a variety of rooms.

Thank GerMar60
Reviewed 16 April 2017

If you are even remotely interested in historic temples, do not skip this one. It was the most beautiful and interesting temple we visited in Pingyao.

Thank Erik69
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Maybe the most beautiful place I've seen in China. Plenty of different rooms and spaces full of color and interesting explanations that let you understand a little bit about the configuration of the temple.

Thank Juan Salvador H
Reviewed 6 September 2016

The entrance with all the animal features and the surroundings provides some unique atmosphere that is worthwhile sensing.

Thank DannyD777
Reviewed 14 July 2016

I have been to many many temples in China but this one really stands out. One thing I haven't seen before is a room for the Kitchen God/Goddess. Definitely recommended for people who haven't been to many temples in China and for people who have...More

Thank treasejessica
Reviewed 28 May 2016

If you don't have Chinese, you should either have a guide or give the Temple of the City God very little (or no) time. It is a fairly pretty setting and the sculptures are interesting but there's so much else in Pingyao! It's much better...More

Thank Ashok-Seenu
Reviewed 23 April 2016

Do you like old tempels and lots of statues ? Then this is the place for you. All the colours are on the old statues. Worth a visit !

Thank Marion B
Reviewed 22 April 2016

A collection of traditional buildings with statues to a variety of gods. Set in a series of pleasant courtyards, the temple takes about 40 minutes to see. The depiction of hell is interesting and quite gruesome - quite scary for youngsters!

Thank Allen H
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