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Beijing to Shanghai Sights

Da Ming Temple (Dàmíngsì)

Updated 05/28/2013

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Built 1,600 years ago, the Da Ming Temple is one of the more interesting Buddhist shrines in Eastern China. The main attraction is a memorial to Tang Dynasty monk Jian Zhen, who traveled to Japan to spread the teachings of Buddha. It took the determined missionary six attempts to cross the East China Sea, and cost him his eyesight. For refreshment, seek out the still flowing Fifth Spring Under Heaven in the temple grounds. The water's high mineral content means it's great

for tea, which you can sip in a small teahouse.

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Sight Information

Address:

8 Pingshan Tang Lu, next to Slender West Lake, Yangzhou, 225111, China

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Phone:

0514-8734–0720

Sight Details:

  • Y45
  • Daily 7:45–5

Updated 05/28/2013

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