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“A few slot machines away from a casino”

Vatican Palace Sacred Site
Reviewed 21 September 2013

This place is the tackiest of the garabe we visited will being ripped off at the "mountain buddist cultural center". Save your money and go to Epcot next year. There are flashing lights, marble floors, and a giant gift shop at the end. In all my travels, I haven't seen very many temples with Air Con built in, theatres, or any of the other tacky crap in this place.

Save your monay and STAY AWAY!

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Reviewed 6 March 2013

This building was built as a conference facility for an international Buddhist conference. While the building is interesting in that it is fairly unique, you can help but feel that you are in a strange and confusing mix of church, meeting hall and buffet restaurant. The vegetarian buffet is OK and the main hall is quite interesting, but the sterility of the space is hard to get past. From the outside it is quite pleasant, but really it is a souped-up conference suite that needed to be used after the meeting was over. Great piece of propaganda, mediocre tourist destination.

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Reviewed 7 July 2012

This was a surprise, this palace is 200m long x 150m wide, st peters basilica is 200m x 80m . It cost hundreds of millions to build and there has been tons of gold used by chinese govt, no expense spared. If you are not impressed by the magnitude of whats in front of you then you may as well go back home. The chinese are pushing all modern boundaries and are achieving incredible things, this is one of them. I like that i'm seeing it in pristine condition, not old and in need of maintenance. If you want to see history go to Beijing, as the whole city (Wuxi) is only 10 years old. Its located in the same park as lingshan buddha, the tallest bronze statue in the world and weighs 700 ton. How they got it up on top of the hill I dont know. This whole place left me in awe.

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Reviewed 25 April 2012

Visited this Vatican Palace along with the giant Buddha. Seemed like this wasn't a historic sight at all and just something that was put up to attract tourists. Don't get me wrong, the Vatican Palace was very nice, but in a place like China, we'd prefer to see more historic sights rather than a place made just to attract tourists that didn't exist 20 years ago.

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Reviewed 6 January 2012

Like Vatican Place in Rome, very beautiful, worth visit.

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