Dafo Temple of Zhangye
Dafo Temple of Zhangye
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Zarza's Travels
Auckland, New Zealand1,000 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Friends
Amazing place, with the largest reclining buddah in China which is breath taking! A beautiful series of temples and rooms, set in a gorgeous park like area - with fir trees and plants. There was a peacefulness to the grounds, people and atmosphere which I haven't felt in other religious sites here. The architecture was wonderful, such intricate designs. This is a must visit on any trip to Zhangye!
Written 16 July 2021
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AussieChad
Brisbane, Australia320 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Solo
The temple contains the biggest sleeping Buddha in China. Make sure you look up to see the other statues overlooking it. Unfortunately, you can’t take photos of it. Apple maps will take you to the wrong side, but if you walk around the block you’ll find the ticket centre and entrance. It costs 40rmb and they asked to see my passport. There are other buildings with artefacts. The stupa is quite impressive, you can also go inside.
Written 30 June 2021
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Richard O’Connell
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Couples
Here’s Marco Polo’s review of this very temple, from around 800 years ago:

“The people are Idolaters, Saracens, and Christians, and the latter have three very fine churches in the city, whilst the Idolaters have many minsters and abbeys after their fashion. In these they have an enormous number of idols, both small and great, certain of the latter being a good ten paces in stature; some of them being of wood, others of clay, and others yet of stone. They are all highly polished, and then covered with gold. The great idols of which I speak lie at length. And round about them there are other figures of considerable size, as if adoring and paying homage before them.”
Written 22 June 2020
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AZCasualTraveler
Mesa, AZ2,438 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The Dafo or Buddha Temple of Zhangye is centrally located near city center and the street in front of the entrance to this Temple is lined with beautiful weeping willow trees - very nice to walk here. There are a number of small shops and eateries that are also located on this street at the Temple entrance. Visiting the Buddha temple was a very nice experience - the Temple was well maintained, and there is also a tall, prominent Stupa located in the temple complex as well.
While in Zhangye, the Dafo or Buddha Temple is a must see place to visit.
Written 31 December 2019
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RitaM0919
Hotan, China66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
no pictures allowed of the Buddha. It is massive and can get busy with tourists, but the museums on the property were lovely.
Written 13 June 2019
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TanSuoTravel
London, UK271 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Business
It amazed me not only because it is huge, the Buddha and the statues behind him are vivid, you can feel how peaceful in their hearts from their faces.

Originally built during the Western Xia Dynasty (1038-1227), this Giant Buddha is the largest statue of the Reclining Buddha in China.

Don’t miss the Shanxi Guild, which was technically not part of the original temple but has since been incorporated into the complex. The Shanxi Guild was founded in 1724 during the Qing Dynasty and still contains a well-preserved gate, theatre stage, audience tower, bell and drum tower, memorial archway, wing rooms, and hall. The guild was used by traveling merchants from Shanxi province to help them network with one another, as well as making them feel more at home in this far-flung city.
Written 8 May 2019
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nathan l
Netanya, Israel885 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Friends
a true huge monument, an important stopover in the silk road tour, not only because of the huge reclining buddha statue , immense in dimention, and not possible to take a photo of it hole, but the hole complex gives you a true feeling of holiness . not to be missed
Written 18 December 2018
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mogolan
Tel Aviv, Israel618 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Friends
Worth the visit. The reclining Buddha is really big. There are also many statues and ancient boos in the museum.
Written 8 November 2018
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Tan_WeeKee
Singapore, Singapore207 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
Other than the huge Reclining Buddha, there are also precious ancient Buddhist scriptures in another hall that were hidden behind walls and survived the cultural revolution.
Written 20 October 2018
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Lagotto_Mama
Boston, MA15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
Fun to see the giant and famous reclining Buddha statue and to explore the temple grounds - it's a lovely, quiet oasis in Zhangye. Worth a visit.
Written 12 September 2018
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