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Dafo Temple of Zhangye

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Giant Reclining Buddha

Worth the visit. The reclining Buddha is really big. There are also many statues and ancient boos... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2018
Ashdod, Israel
Like the name of the temple, the buddha is huge.

Other than the huge Reclining Buddha, there are also precious ancient Buddhist scriptures in... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2018
Singapore, Singapore
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Dafosi Alley, Minzhu West Road, Ganzhou District, Zhangye 734000, China
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Reviewed 8 November 2018

Worth the visit. The reclining Buddha is really big. There are also many statues and ancient boos in the museum.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mogolan
Reviewed 20 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tan_WeeKee
Reviewed 13 September 2018

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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank gansu2004
Reviewed 13 July 2018

The huge Reclining Buddha was really unique, but for us, the wooden structures in the Theatre Area were the real highlight of our visit. This area is in the back left corner of the property and not to be missed. Unfortunately, most of these structures...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

Not many places like this left in China! definitely worth seeing! especially the first building with sleeping Buddha!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank AleksandraM866
Reviewed 8 November 2017

The Zhangye Dafo (Great Buddha) Temple is home to the 34.5-metre long and 7.5 metres wide, largest indoor clay statue of the reclining Buddha, rare Ming Dynasty calligraphy, and real gold-plated Sutra. The wooden temple and clay statue (clay on a wooden frame) date back...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank KodoDrummer
Reviewed 31 October 2017

The Dafo (literally means Big Buddha in Chinese) Temple is an ancient Buddhist temple of a gigantic reclining Buddha statue dated around 1100. It is 115 ft. long. It was last restored in 2005–06. The Buddha is made of clay on a wooden frame and...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Catlady88
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Largest sleeping Buddha in Asia built around 1100, wooden frame, clay outside. Museum with scriptures. There is a coffee shop ChangBang coffee 150 from the entrance at the corner of Minzhu west street and south street. Had one of the best coffees ever in China...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank chrisrufer
Reviewed 23 September 2017

The reclining Buddha is interesting and the halls of exhibits behind it - all in chinese unless you have a guide. Zhangye has good food if you explore and if you are not interested in Buddhism, you may prefer to spend your time on food....More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Crescentra
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Within the city of Zhang ye, this is probably the most famous or popular place to visit for tourists. If you wish to find out more about Buddhism, this is probably worth a visit. The reclining Buddha is the key attraction here.

Date of experience: September 2017
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