Discover Buddhist culture at Datong's Huayan Temple

By Zhang Xingjian | | Updated: 2018-06-28 10:21
A bird’s eye view of Huayan Temple in Datong city, North China’s Shanxi province. [Photo by Zhang Xingjian/]

In the temple, visitors can appreciate 31 completely preserved statues from the Liao Dynasty. One of the Buddhas, with a chubby face and graceful body, is known as the "Venus of the East".

Huayan Temple is among the first national cultural heritage sites under state-level protection, and it has been named a 4A Class Scenic Spot by the National Tourism Administration.

If you go

Address: Daxi Street, Datong, Shanxi province

Best time to visit: April-October

Hours: 9:00 am- 5:00 pm

Tips: There are other scenic spots nearby, such as Nine-Dragon Wall, Drum Tower and Shanhua Temple

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