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“Beautiful temple worth a visit” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Chongqing Luohan Temple

Chongqing Luohan Temple
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“Beautiful temple worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2013

Visited the temple of the 2nd day of our stay, on our way to Chaotianmen docks. As the city was heavily bombed in the 1940's, this on one of the very fiew temples still existing so while in town, its worth a visit. There were beggars and candle sellers on the street that lead up to the temple. First, you have to purchase and entrance ticket of 8 yuen for adults and 5 yuen for kids. The booth is on the right of the entrance. Then show the ticket to the guard which is standing on top of the stairs. Immediately to the left there is a person giving you a pink candle and a few inscents. They do not cost but a donation of free sum was appreciated. I gave 10 yuan and wrote my name and the sum in a notebook and the lady seemed very pleased. There were quite a lot of stairs there so it was not wheelchair friendly at all. The temple had 10's of places for worship alongside the paths and you could see people praying on some. You can take pictures of everything there except for the Arhat statues. It was like a peaceful, silent oasis in the middle of the city. In the end of the main path, go up some stairs to the left to enter a bigger temple and an area where you can light your candle and inscent. There were a few souvenir shops too.

Visited March 2013
1 Thank EvelynErika
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“Another world within walking distance of the Intercontinental”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2012

This is one of my favorite temples in Asia. It is easy to get to if you are staying in Jaifengbei (especially at the Intercontinental), but it is a world apart from the high rises. This is an OLD temple (more than 1,000 years) and it has several buildings and you can sort of meander through. The room with the Arhat statues is pretty amazing, but you can't take pictures. You can have a vegetarian Buddhist lunch here too. The pretty lotus candles make a nice cheap souvenir.

Visited September 2012
2 Thank Robert B
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