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“Beautiful temple, like nothing I have seen before”

Niushoushan Forestal Park
Ranked #45 of 413 things to do in Nanjing
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

Would really recommend a visit to this temple and its surrounds, it is beautiful, have never been to somewhere like it before. They are still building some parts of the area so it will especially be worth a visit in a year or so when they have finished the landscaping and have created the lakes etc. Walk is about 45 minutes from entrance, or there is a bus from the entrance most of the way, but a very long queue for the bus, although I was there on a Saturday and on 'Elders Day' when it is apparently common to visit mountains!

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Usnisa palace integrates tradition and modernity as well as contemporary and Buddhist culture. The main purpose of this new 9 level building is to house the Usnisa relic deep underground. While you can get down to this level, the relic itself cannot be viewed, although there is thick glass which gives a view in the general direction from four directions, and all windows are very well guarded. The exterior has a small and large dome, both very spectacular.
Inside the dome there is a reclining 9m statue of Buddha Sakyauni which rotates, disappears & reappears during visitor worship time. Thers are several other spectacular halls on different levels.

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Reviewed 12 August 2017

Spectacular Palace

Take buggy for 20RMB or walk for around 45 minutes up to temple.
(Niu shou shan)
Cow head mountain
90 RMB
Kids Free
Lunch Option: Good vegetarian restaurant on site (50 RMB buffet)
Free wifi
Starbucks and Häagen-Dazs on site.

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Reviewed 7 June 2017

It was a huge area and it was beyond my expectations. The place is still being developed hence some areas are not yet accessible. An absorbing experience in visiting the Usnisa Palace which is several floors deep down from the ground level. An escalator takes visitors to a huge hall with numerous Buddha statues. Photos are allowed (no flashlight). The huge structure above ground is actually an enormous Buddha statue (lying down) and the Usnisa Palace is located under it. The park is very large so it is advisable to take the shuttle bus, at a small fee. One has to see it to believe it; it is quite amazing.One may wonder why the government has spent billions of RMB to build this religious complex at Nanjing; it might be that many people had lost their lives in Nanjing during WWII.

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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

We came to Nanjing to visit Maoshan a mountain which is meant to be a holy place for Taoism. We then heard that there is another mountain with Buddha's relic.

A 45 minute taxi ride from Nanjing city, this is a large park built at Niushou Shan (mountain) and the government spent RMB4 billion. There are various places to visit in the park and shuttle buses ferrying visitors from one place to another for RMB20. There are 2 routes and entrance fees is dependent on which routes you take.

We didn't have much time to visit so we focused on the Usnisa Palace which houses the Buddha's relic. A modern building that is 9 storeys and built into an iron quarry. There are rooms for prayers and lots of Buddhist statues. The main attraction is a room filled with Buddha paintings and statues - very colourful and nice lighting.

Admiral Zheng He who navigated the world 7 times and some said to reach the Americas before Columbus is buried in a spot within these mountains.

This park was reopened in 2015 and not many people are aware of it yet. So it is well worth a visit especially for Buddhists.

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