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Not many places like this left in China! definitely worth seeing! especially the first building... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2018
Aleksandra M
Amazingly beautiful, mysterious, and unique

The Zhangye Dafo (Great Buddha) Temple is home to the 34.5-metre long and 7.5 metres wide, largest... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
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Dafosi Alley, Minzhu West Road, Ganzhou District, Zhangye 734000, China
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank T S
Reviewed 2 June 2018

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

Thank Aleksandra M
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

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

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

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

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.

Thank Joni H
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Actually visited The Dafo Temple or Great Buddha Temple in Sept'16. This is an ancient Buddhist temple in Zhangye Gansu, China which houses a gigantic reclining Buddha statute. Admission Fee : CNY 41 Opening Hours : 07:30 to 17:30

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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Let's face it, Zhangye is not the most pretty place to visit, apart from the attractions outside of the city of course. So if you tire of the busy streets, the tower blocks and the crowds, Dafo Temple is like an oasis of calm. Pretty...More

Thank Little_Beret
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Dafo Temple is located in Zhangye downtown, and it is a simple rectangular building hosting a giant outstretched Buddha. Painted walls and wooden panels complete the whole. Even if worth being mentioned, the comparison with other attractions around Zhangye, make this temple a minor location

Thank Paolo P
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