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Address: Tiantong Country, Yinzhou District, Ningbo 315000, China
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Phone Number: +86 574 8848 0068
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08:00 - 18:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:30

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This place is a "do not miss"

Ancient temple complex which is worth at least several hours. Do not be deceived! The temple is about 25 km east of Ningbo, but the metro line has a stop very close to the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 September 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Ancient temple complex which is worth at least several hours. Do not be deceived! The temple is about 25 km east of Ningbo, but the metro line has a stop very close to the temple complex. Upon exiting the metro station, there are enterprising minicabs which will take you to the temple gate for a few yuan.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

This ancient temple is situated in the deep woods east of the City and it attracts worshipers as far away as Japan and Singapore. I love the architecture, and the your can spend a whole day there, soaking up a purely spiritual experience.

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1 Thank Ming F
Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Getting there and back from the center of Ningbo can be a bit of a challenge, as there aren't any taxis around waiting to take people back. The entrance to the scenic area leading up to the temple(s) feels like it was 95% constructed and then abandoned, which is bizarre. All of the buildings look new and almost finished but... More 

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Ningbo, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

My family and I have been to Tiantong three times now, and it is always a pleasure to get away from the noise and pollution of the city to the comparatively cleaner air and more natural environment of this temple. There are many things to see--bamboo groves, ponds, a pagoda--and on two of the three times we went, there were... More 

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1 Thank Mary W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

Tiantong Temple is over 1,200 years old and it's special to see something that has stood the test of time, including a 1,200 year old tree on site. The gardens are beautifully kept and it's worth a visit just to walk through them. The whole setting is serene and calming. Tip: wear good walking shoes as there is a lot... More 

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Ningbo, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Went with a couple friends on a sunny weekday afternoon and it was not crowded at all and gave many wonderful photo opps. It was very peaceful and beautifully situated in nature. Definitely worth a 3 hour visit or so - take your time and wander around everywhere!

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

Still my favourite temple in Ningbo, but maybe I'm biased because I've been here many times.. Sometimes it's crowded with tourist, at other times it's tranquil. Allocate a half day to visit here. Take subway Line 1 to Southwest Ring Road (东环南路) and then take bus 162 towards the terminal station at Tiantong bus station (公交天童站) the bus ride will... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

Interesting place to visit nearby Ningbo. Old temples where there are amazing statues, small peaceful lakes and gardens. The visit doesn't take long time end you walk around you can the the daily life of the monks who live inside.

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

Easy to find We were lucky as we hit a not so busy day Recommend to take the electric car from entrance to temple As always a lot of stairs, so no baby cart My most liked temple in ningbo is still ayuwang, which is more difficult to find but more real, sorry this one is great but already feels... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

Everything that you'd possibly want from a Buddhist temple hidden in the mountains. It's, large, old and still fully operational with chanting monks, incense, bamboo forests and fish ponds. Lovely place.

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