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Scam. Avoid

Was also caught out by this scam. The two "monks" tried to get 200 yuan off us, they got 100 each... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
dublin4liammccarthy
,
Dublin, Ireland
via mobile
Scammer ruins the visit

We also encountered the scammer "monk" that gives you incense and guides you through a rushed... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2017
Plookhead
,
Montreal, Canada
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible16%
13 Jul 2017
“Scam. Avoid”
7 Jul 2017
“Scammer ruins the visit”
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East Main Street, Pingyao County 031100, China
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Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Was also caught out by this scam. The two "monks" tried to get 200 yuan off us, they got 100 each in the end, they were very insistent. As the previous reviewers said, the scam works very quickly, keeping you off balance, and their English...More

Thank dublin4liammccarthy
Reviewed 8 July 2017

We also encountered the scammer "monk" that gives you incense and guides you through a rushed prayer followed by a blessing. He then very strongly insists that you give the amount he chooses for you. It ruined the whole visit and left me very angry....More

Thank Plookhead
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Beautiful temple, not to be missed because of the courtyards, statues and good state of maintenance.

Thank SilDG
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

The "monk" in the end tries to trick you into lichting wooden sticks and a blessing maker you write good luck in his book and makes you pay at least 100 yuan ... kind of wasted the visit to the last pingyao spot on the...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

In one of the main buildings of the temple, a monk gave our kids (6 and 8 years old) incense sticks and wanted to show them how to pray. Then they took us to a corner of the room where another monk was doing "blessings",...More

1  Thank AnieQuebec
Reviewed 14 July 2016

I wouldn't recommend this temple for a very short visit to Pingyao but if you are in Pingyao for a few days this is definitely a place to stop by, especially since it's included in the 130RBM pingyao ticket. The wooden statues, very interesting dolls...More

Thank treasejessica
Reviewed 30 May 2015

There are some cute dolls inside. It worth to pay a visit for the dolls. It is different with the western style dolls. It includes in the ticket ($120).

Thank hamdan268
Reviewed 29 March 2015

What I liked most at this temple were their collection of wooden statues and the display of marionnettes, very nice.

Thank Seasondtraveller
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