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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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.