Top 10 temples for Spring Festival prayers
2012-January-30 Source: China.org.cn
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NO.8 Famen Temple, Shaanxi (陕西法门寺)

  Famen Temple in Shaanxi

  Famen Temple is situated in Famen Town, 10 kilometers north of Fufeng County, Shaanxi Province. With a history of over 1,700 years, the temple was built in the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220). It began to prosper during the Northern Wei Dynasty (386-534), and reached its peak in the Sui and Tang dynasties (581-907), when it was renowned as an imperial temple. In addition to its long, rich history, the place has also become a place of pilgrimage for millions of travelers and Buddhists alike as it houses one of Gautama Buddha's finger bones.

  Travel Tips:

  Admission: 120 yuan

  Opening hours: 9:00 --18:00

  Getting there: Take Tour Bus No. 2 or 3 from Xi'an Railway Station.

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