Below are some photos taken on September 2, 2007 by Wang Zhiyong, a reporter with China.org.cn. These pictures depict the monks, architectures, Buddha and relics of China's Buddhist mecca - Famen Temple.
Famen Temple is situated about 10 km north of the county seat of Fufeng in Shaanxi Province, and 120 km west of Xi'an, a hot tourism city celebrated globally for its Terracotta Army.
Famen refers to "gate to Buddhist dharma” (law). It is said that the temple was first built in the tenth year of the Emperor Ming Di's reign (67 A.D.) during the Eastern Han Dynasty. more...
Admission fees: Famen Temple 28 yuan; Famen Temple Museum 45 yuan (Mar. to Nov.)
Recommended time for a visit: 3 hours
Private Transportation: Public expressway from Xi'an to Famen Temple, two hours driving time.
Public bus route: Take Tourism Bus No. 2 at the Railway Station
(China.org.cn November 22, 2007)