In the North West of Xi’an’s city centre; right beside the ancient City Wall, lies the stunning Guangren Temple; a Tibetan Buddhist temple in China from the Qing Dynasty (early 1700’s). On our second day in Xi’an, we decided to head straight over to explore.
Guangren Temple was originally built in 1705 but was largely rebuilt in the 1950s. It was built for the Grand Lama of the Northwest and Tibet as he passed through Shaanxi to meet with the emperor. It offers a little piece of Tibetan history in the oldest city in China.
Every day 8am – 6pm
Be aware that this is religious site that is still used today. Be respectful when visiting the temple.
Admission: 20 RMB
- Bus No. 703 and get off at Guangrensi (Guangren Temple) Station. Walk north west for 5 minutes, you will see the flags of the temples.
- Catch a Didi or taxi from your hotel – the temple is around 5 to 10 minutes drive from the city centre.
- Take Metro Line 1 and exit at Yuxiangmen Station – exit D. Walk east along Lianhu Road for around 3 minutes and then turn north and walk for around 5 minutes.
This is my favourite thing to do in Xi’an and I urge everyone to visit the temple when in the city!
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