Famen Temple (Famen Si) owes its prominence to both its age (1,700 years) and its position as the home of the finger bone of the Sakyamuni Buddha. Archaeologists unearthed the bone--considered one of the one important Buddhist relics--in 1987, along with a hidden underground Buddhist palace full of jewelry, gold, and ornate mandalas. A new complex adjacent to the towering pagoda to safeguards the finger bone, which you can view. In the Famen Temple museum, admire artificats of porcelain, silk, colored glaze ware, silverware, and other precious treasures of the Tang Dynasty. PutFamen Temple (Famen Si) into our Fufeng County trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
Tours to Famen Temple (Famen Si)
Xian Buddhistical Private Day Tour of Terracotta Warriors and Famen Temple BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $204
Duration: 9 hours
Self-Guided Private Day Tour of Jingdi Emperor's Tomb and Famen Temple BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $185
Duration: 9 hours
Famen Temple (Famen Si) reviews
The 法们寺 ground is huge due to the new display building housing the genuine 舍利子。However, the entrance fee has no option to select for visit only to the old temple and pagoda area. The pagoda as seen..... more »
Before 8am, we took a metro to HaiChengLu station to buy bus tickets to Famen temple. Bus ticket was CNY37.5. This time they didn’t query for our visa. Journey time was 1.5 - 2 hours. Cool day with... more »
A place filled with rich history. Recommend to attend the performance to see the whole history of the temple being performed right infront of your own eyes, however, it's only in Chinese.
I rated this temple a five because of the sheer size. It is pretty new and it is built to attract visitors. The site is huge and you should get the ticket with the tram ride to save some walking and get away from the sun. There are several buildings to visit and a museum where the relic is kept. This place is a must if you are a staunch Buddhist.
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