Top 10 attractions in Shaanxi, China

By Lu Na
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  Famen Temple (法门寺)

Famen Temple [Photo by Zhang Junmian /]

Famen Temple is situated in Famen Town, 10 kilometers north of Fufeng County, Shaanxi Province. With a history dating back 1,700 years, the temple was built during the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220). It began to prosper during the Northern Wei Dynasty (386-534), and reached its peak in the Sui and Tang dynasties (589-907), when it was a prominent imperial temple. In addition to its long and rich history, the site has also become a place of pilgrimage for millions of travelers and Buddhists alike as it houses one of Gautama Buddha's finger bones.

Admission:120 yuan

Best time to visit:March to November

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