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The trip is definitely worth more than half a day, as the site is quite large and contains a modern Temple, a lake, a museum and a long cliffwalk loaded with Buddhas and sculptured caves.
One of the most amazing sites I have been to in China, comparable in scale and splendor to the Terra Cotta soldiers in Xi'an.
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Instead of queuing up for visiting the temple from inside it could be more awarding to following trails through the canyon along the Whitewater River and enjoy some spectacular view of the dramatic mountain range...
About 70km from Datong- ride thru deserted area, coal mines sites with literaty thousands of big trucks transporting coal you get to quite high cliff area where the temple is literary hanged on middle of the cliff...
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Ancient City of Pingyao Pingyao County
The ancient city of Pingyao, whose history dates back some 2,700 years and which is renowned for its well-preserved city walls, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a major tourist attraction
... but the place has a great feel about it Really good for chilling and buying small items on the stalls or haggling in the shops Really great stay here and enjoyed the busy sights sounds and smells of the old city
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It is like doing off road for the day, but for the breathtaking views and the grand temples, it is worth it!
The landmark of Wutaishan is the one tall bottle-shaped eye-catching “White Pagoda” of Tayuan Temple which stands at the outer line of the village thus can be seen nearly from everywhere.
The original compound, built by the father, is sprawling with amazing views and sculptural details that are beautiful to see.
The four of us (2-60+ and 2-30+) enjoyed this vast historical family and military complex of sites and photo opportunities.
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City Wall of Pingyao Pingyao County
The ancient city of Pingyao, whose history dates back some 2,700 years and which is renowned for its well-preserved city walls, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a major tourist attraction
The wall gives you an excellent view of the well-preserved old town within and a good comparison with the rampant development outside, and in each guard tower there are miniature scenes from the area's history rec...
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But as with some of the other sights, you really need a guide to get the most from the visit.
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At just ¥65 per person it is worth it as you also get to climb to the top of the wooden pagoda for a breath taking view of the walled old Datong city.
The thousand year-old Buddha statues and prayer halls are sights to behold.
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Pingyao Confucian Temple Pingyao County
You buy a ticket which gives you 3 days access to all the sites in the city!
Climb the tower for a view of the surrounding streets.
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This is a remarkable site to visit.
A new building on the left is constructed to house the tooth relic which you can view for a fee of RMB100 per person.
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You can also walk up a tower for a great view of the street.
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Shuanglin Temple Pingyao County
UNESCO Heritage Site -- Need I say more?
Overlooked UNSECO Sites by the locals
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This is an absolutely wonderful site to visit in Pingyao - loads of interesting things to see in a variety of rooms.
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This is a great opportunity to see the city from a different view just remember to take your passport....and its free.
Lovely, great views
It really comes into its own when the sun sets, so I highly recommend exploring the streets after looking at the ancient sites across Ping Yao.
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We stumbled onto this site by chance, from our taxi driver's recommendation, after our must-see trip to the Hanging Temples.
You can walk around and take a look at the temples and enjoy the view 2-3 hours.
We had an English speaking guide who was great at explaining the site and some of the ancient, and more recent history of the area.
If in the Pingyao area this site is worth part of your time.
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Situated on top of one of the peaks - it has a good view of the Tayuan Monastery and the valley below.