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Very nice historical site

Visited on weekend in the fall so the crowds were light. English speaking guide was available and... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2018
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A hidden gem

A must see but we wouldn’t have known if we didn’t have local help. Finding place like this make... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
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Jinci Town, Jinyuan District, Taiyuan 030025, China
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Reviewed 23 September 2018

They are currently doing construction at the temple, so it is quite a mess if you want to visit. There is construction on the main temple and throughout the area. A lot of painting and sanding and retouching, so you will smell a lot of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 22 September 2018

Visited on weekend in the fall so the crowds were light. English speaking guide was available and helpful. If you like gardens, trees and history (eg I was shown what was described by my guide as the oldest tree in China - 3000 years old),...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

A must see but we wouldn’t have known if we didn’t have local help. Finding place like this make the traveling very special.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

The buildings and the grounds were very interesting to visit. I was in a group of about six friends, our hosts rented us English audio system which helped with the tour, although most of our units seemed to run out of power part way through....More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Cdn_Bobcat
Reviewed 26 October 2017

If you just refer to a guide book, this is just an old place with some relics. Actually this place has great historical significance. Extract: "Jinci Temple was called Tang Shuyu Memorial Temple at first. It was built to commemorate the first duke of Tang...More

Date of experience: October 2017
4  Thank AndrewYew
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Let me start with the fact that it was January 2017 when I visited. So, it was FREEZING cold and terribly dry. There was no one else out in the temple grounds. So, with that, I assume that I was witness to just a lack...More

Date of experience: January 2017
2  Thank mooseofblue
Reviewed 31 March 2017

This is beautiful temple complex with buildings spanning several dynasties. Located about 27.5 km from the center of the city, the temple is home to several living 1000+ year trees, the most notable of them all a 3000 year old cypress tree that is rumored...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank papricorn
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

1) another badly manage tourist area, lots of tourists scam 2) very dirty environment, no one cleaning the place 3) are they sure it is ancient building? Looks bit fake 4) too many unwanted tourist guide hanging around, oftenly over charge foreigners.

Date of experience: July 2016
4  Thank YeanMAS
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

I absolutely loved visiting Jinsi. It was a beautiful day when I went, and the climate was excellent. There is a lot to see there, and it is surrounded by beautiful scenery and a clear flowing creek. There weren't any English speaking tour guides there,...More

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank Walnut8993
Reviewed 1 June 2016

A must do in Taiyuan, the garden was tranquil and beautiful. There was not many tourists when visited which enhanced our enjoyment. There were many original carvings and calligraphy written by the emperors.

Date of experience: May 2016
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