Soak up the reverential atmosphere and admire the architecture of White Horse Temple, often considered to be the first Buddhist temple in the country. Established under the command of Emperor Ming in 68 CE, the temple was greatly restored and added to during the course of the Ming and Qing dynasties Part of the appeal of the site comes with identifying the design elements and architectural styles of each of those time periods. The temple gains its name from a legend regarding its origin, which tells the tale of Emperor Ming dreaming about the Buddha and asking two deputies to go off in seach of Buddhist scriptures. They returned with two Indian Buddhist monks whom they had met in Afghanistan. The monks carried scriptures, relics, and Buddha statues, as they rode up on two white horses. To visit White Horse Temple on your trip to Luoyang, use our Luoyang route builder website.
Tours to White Horse Temple
Private Luoyang Full-Day Tour: Longmen Grottoes and White Horse Temple BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $161
Duration: 8 hours
Private DayTour of White Horse Temple,Old Street,Longmen Grottoes with Boat Ride BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $192
Duration: 8 to 9 hours
White Horse Temple reviews
This temple might actually rate four stars, but by this point in a tour of China I was very tired of visiting temples. Architecturally, it is not as impressive as many of the temples that I visited..... more »
On a winter's day mid-week, you can have a very peaceful and calming visit here. It's cheap and easy to get to - 1.5 RMB by Bus 56 from Luoyang City. Entrance for foreigners is 35 RMB. Just follow... more »
I love this temple I am eager to visit there...I am young and no money.. Once I got money enough to visit there I will sure do it... I hope I will viait there before my death
This buddha temple (Vihara) is beautiful. I see first time on google. If I will economic strong I will visit this pavitra temple ( Buddha Vihara).
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