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Mati Temple Scenic Resort

Mati Country, Sunan County 734400, China
+86 936 889 1666
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Beautiful Setting

I visited here as part of a 32-day solo holiday with China Private Tours. The Mati Temple is a... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2017
Sydney, Australia
Amazing ancient temple hanging in the air

Mati, literally translate to Horse’s Hoof. Si means temple. So Matisi is also called Horse’s Hoof... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2017
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Mati Country, Sunan County 734400, China
+86 936 889 1666
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

I visited here as part of a 32-day solo holiday with China Private Tours. The Mati Temple is a 90-minute or so scenic drive out of Zhangye. Tourists have been flocking to Zhangye with the growing popularity of the Danxia Rainbow Hills and I was...More

Thank BobSt23
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Mati, literally translate to Horse’s Hoof. Si means temple. So Matisi is also called Horse’s Hoof Temple. It is stunning to look at because the caves were cut into the face of a cliff. The facades of several temples jut out on the surface of...More

Thank Catlady88
Reviewed 19 August 2017

You approach this wonderful place walking through a raising path, Behind a curve, you can admire the temples hanging from the rocky wall and partially excavated inside, appearing a miraculous view. The visit of the different rooms of the temple can be done passing through...More

Thank Paolo P
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Mati Temple is about 60km out of Zhangye. I took a private taxi (200 RMB there and back) although you can take public transport if you have time (see other reviews). The views of the surrounding landscape are spectacular. I visited in June and the...More

Thank Aussyrunner
Reviewed 16 November 2016

I rented a car with some Chinese friends, it's about 60-90 mins out of the way. but its worth it. The temple itself, as you walk up to it is quite impressive. To see this structure carved into the mountain is pretty impressive. as previously...More

Thank Lola H
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

The Mati Temple complex is set against beautiful scenery with rolling hills which were coloured with Autumn leaves at the time of our visit and the encircling mountains were capped with snow. The Grottoes themselves however were quite underwhelming. The original carvings are poorly preserved...More

Thank Kae_Australia
Reviewed 15 September 2016

This temple complex is carved into the side of the mountain. If you don't like cramped tight spaces, maybe just look from outside. We got stuck a few times waiting for crowds to pass as there is only room for one person at a time....More

Thank namei18
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Two hours out of Zhangye City, we came upon an arch leading to the scenic area. There are public buses from Zhanye, starting from 7.30 am, not very frequent and timing of the return in the evening needs to be confirmed on the day. The...More

Thank TekTeh
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

Mati Si (Horse Hoof) grotto, built in the northern Liang period, is located 65 km south west from Zhangye in Sunan Town. It comprises several caves/temples. Its key site is the Puguang Temple (Site 1) which is about 3 storeys high and a total of...More

1  Thank Kathleenlim
Reviewed 20 July 2015

We were a little disappointed by Mati Si. It's true that the landscape is beautiful but our main reason for going was the grottoes, which while interesting are not nearly as spectacular as MaijiShan. The central area of the attraction is a bit run down...More

1  Thank hkwoody
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