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Address: North of Shitou Alley, Yuquan District, Hohhot 010030, China
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08:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00

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Liked It Better Than Dazhao Temple

I found this temple to be more authentic than the other temples. Monks were willing to talk to you and the inside of the temples seemed more old.

Reviewed 22 January 2017
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Shanghai, China
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely worth visiting, the temple was almost empty, when I was visiting it and very tranquil. Took a tour and learn a lot about it.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

I found this temple to be more authentic than the other temples. Monks were willing to talk to you and the inside of the temples seemed more old.

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 332 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Before entering this temple building, there are strict rules to observe e.g. no photography inside the temple. I was told that this temple is the oldest and largest lama temple in Hohhot. It is restored and well known for its beautiful ancient structure and still active today. Before you walk out of the temple, spin the 'prayer wheel' and make... More 

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Auburn, Maine
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

I have visited many Buddhist temples in China, the Xilitu Zhao Temple is not extraordinary in the sense it is different from the others but it is very clean and was not crowded at all. Nice place to go for a couple of hours if you are in Hohhot.

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Reviewed 6 July 2016

Try to visit both this one and the Dazhao Temple across the street. Both are active buddhist worship places.

1 Thank Seasondtraveller
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2015

Stumbled upon this temple by accident, was on the bus to another temple and wasn't sure what stop to get off at, saw the large white marble pagoda from afar and hopped off the bus and I'm glad I did! The temple is still an active place of worship for tibetan buddhists and the architecture is a fantastic blend of... More 

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Beijing, China
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Reviewed 9 June 2010

On the other side of the main road is this large Lamasery which is worth a visit if only to see the candle-power in one of the back prayer rooms. My (sneakily taken) photo doesn't begin to capture the dichotomous senses of tranquility and power present in that high-ceilinged chamber, but trust me when I say there was certain magic... More 

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