Top 10 temples for Spring Festival prayers

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   Famen Temple, Shaanxi (陕西法门寺)


Famen Temple,one of the 'Top 10 temples for Spring Festival prayers' by

Famen Temple in Shaanxi 

Famen Temple is situated in Famen Town, 10 kilometers north of Fufeng County, Shaanxi Province. With a history of over 1,700 years, the temple was built in 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 (581-907), when it was renowned as an imperial temple. In addition to its long, rich history, the place has also become a place of pilgrimage for millions of travelers and Buddhists alike as it houses one of Gautama Buddha's finger bones.

Travel Tips:

Admission: 120 yuan

Opening hours: 9:00 --18:00

Getting there: Take Tour Bus No. 2 or 3 from Xi'an Railway Station.

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