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Dunhuang Leiyin Temple

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Beautiful Temple Complex

Lei Yin Si complex houses a series of temples arranged in a symmetrical courtyard layout typical of... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2018
Singapore, Singapore
In the vicinity of the Echo Singing Sand Mountain

The Echo Singing Sand Dunes is located about 5 km from Down town Dunhuang. I stayed at a farmhouse... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2017
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

Lei Yin Si complex houses a series of temples arranged in a symmetrical courtyard layout typical of Chinese architecture and planning. Major traditional Mahayana Buddhist deities are housed in these temple halls. This complex is just 1km away from the popular Mingshashan Crescent Spring Oasis...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

The Echo Singing Sand Dunes is located about 5 km from Down town Dunhuang. I stayed at a farmhouse beside the Echo Singing Sand Dunes and decided to take a long walk from my farmhouse to downtown Dunhuang. It was about an hour walk but...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

The monastery is quite large with a sense of peace and serenity. The buildings are well maintained and the statues in the main hall were beautiful. Well worth the visit, especially if staying at one of the nearby hotels

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank PGIT
Reviewed 19 September 2017

This temple and monestary is quite large and set back from the road the runs to the Singing Dand Dunes just past the The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel. The architecture vaaries from quite old to relatively new and there are some interesting statues is some...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 3 July 2017

LeiYin temple is right opposite where I stayed, and it's perfect for a leisurely stroll. Enjoyed checking out the beautiful statues and my favourite was stepping into the main hall to witness the awe of Ru Lai Fo, the Great Buddha. A beautiful place restored...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Ripple S
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Just steps from our hotel (The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel) the monastery was an excellent time out for us. If you are looking for a place to escape the noise and congestion of tourist attractions this is a perfect place. 99.9% of signage is is...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 18 May 2017

A kilometre away from the Mingsha Shan Park is Leiyin Buddhist Temple which was destroyed during the turbulent times in China's modern history.. The Buddhist temple was rebuilt by donations from home and abroad. This is an active temple and regular prayers are offered. The...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank sen1947
Reviewed 20 July 2016

This seems like an odd thing to say but in China, so many temples have gone commercial to get tourists' or even worshipers' money. They sell incense and tell fortunes and ask for contributions at every turn. This is an ancient working temple and very...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Anna H
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Take Bus three toward Crescent Lake, but get off one stop early. The Temple is free, and there were almost no tourists. It's a huge campus with dozens of smaller buildings and has plenty of places to sit. The desert begins right behind the temple...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank KarenTraveling
Reviewed 9 July 2014

We walked to this temple from our hotel - Dunhuang Silk Road Hotel - after I read a book on its construction in the hotel room. We do not know much about Buddhism and basically nothing about Buddhist temples except what we were told touring...More

Date of experience: May 2014
1  Thank Ingrid P
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