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“Beautiful temple”
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Guangren Temple
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US$72.50*
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Private Day Trip of Xi'an Religious Experience
Ranked #38 of 332 things to do in Xi'an
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“Beautiful temple”
Reviewed 23 September 2013

You'll find this temple in the top north west corner inside the city walls. I'm amazed it's not a bigger attraction in Xian, as it really is so pretty and calming.
It was first built in 1705 but appears to have been rebuilt on a number of occasions since then. It's the only Tibetan Buddhist monastery in the whole province. The buildings aren't on a vast scale but they are very peaceful with prayer flags strung between then and numerous prayer wheels dotted around.
If you have any interest in temples or would just like a calm place to visit in Xian then this is a good option.

Visited September 2013
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“རྒྱལ་བསྟན་དར་རྒྱས་གླིང་༏ Rgyal bstan dar rgyas gling”
Reviewed 6 March 2013

རྒྱལ་བསྟན་དར་རྒྱས་གླིང་༏ Rgyal bstan dar rgyas gling

The only Tibetan Buddhist temple in Shaanxi Province.

The Guangren Temple is located in the northwestern corner of the Xi'an City Wall and is the only Tibetan Buddhist temple in Shaanxi Province. It was built under the imperial order of Emperor Kangxi (1654-1722) of the Qing Dynasty when he inspected west China in 1703. It was the temporary residence for Tibetan Buddhist leaders on their way to Beijing for audiences with the emperors.

I talked to some of the monks--two could certainly speak Tibetan. And the other could certainly speak Mongol. There were, I was told, about 10 monks there - half were Mongol and the other half were Tibetan. The art was in the style of modern Reb gong art.

Your satisfaction with this site will depend on what you are looking for. It is not a grand Tibetan temple in the style of what you would find in Qinghai, Gansu, Sichuan, or the Tibet Autonomous Region, but of interest to me because it is the only Tibetan temple in Shaanxi Province. It is also important to local Han Chinese.

There was no entry fee when we visited in 2012. This may have changed.

Of note is the Tibetan art shop across from the temple. They have some outstanding and incredibly over-priced thangka, and other high-quality Tibetan art, e.g., sculpture. The thangka include painted, applique, and embroidered ones.

See this link for more on this temple:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/koknor/sets/72157623365819067/detail/

Visited September 2012
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