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Dunhuang Leiyin Temple
Top 9 in Can't Miss Attractions

170 Reviews
Open Open from 8:00am-7:00pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1 hour
Address: No.28 Mingshan Road, Dunhuang City, Jiuquan City
Official website:
Phone: 0937-8882057

What people are saying:

[Scenery] Dunhuang Leiyin Temple is a free scenic spot, not far from Crescent Spring scenic spot. The gate of the temple is not big, there is a lot of space inside, especially behind the Daxiong Hall, there is no cave. There are few tourists, Qingyou and quiet, and many monks. When I went there, I was breaking the fast food etiquette, placing tableware, obsessive postures, gestures for Timing, and the abbot to relieve doubts...

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  • Andrew M
    Andrew M

    Breathtaking complex

    We visited the Leyin Temple on the way to Crescent Lake. Bus # 3 is the easiest option to get here, as there is a bus stop opposite the Temple. We showed the bus driver a photo of the temple when boar...

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    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    Beautiful Buddhist temple complex in Dunhuang

    Dunhuang was my first stop during my trip to the Silk Road. Dunhuang is a small town but very rich in the history of the Silk Road, and is home to extraordinary sites with Buddhist art. The Lei Yin te...

    Reviewed on /Date(1560164253000+0800)/
  • MichaelC7622

    Beautiful Temple Complex

    Lei Yin Si complex houses a series of temples arranged in a symmetrical courtyard layout typical of Chinese architecture and planning. Major traditional Mahayana Buddhist deities are housed in these t...

    Reviewed on /Date(1525470809000+0800)/
  • ah tee s
    ah tee s
    Singapore, Singapore

    In the vicinity of the Echo Singing Sand Mountain

    The Echo Singing Sand Dunes is located about 5 km from Down town Dunhuang. I stayed at a farmhouse beside the Echo Singing Sand Dunes and decided to take a long walk from my farmhouse to downtown Dunh...

    Reviewed on /Date(1512146726000+0800)/
  • PGIT
    New Hyde Park, New York, USA

    A gem

    The monastery is quite large with a sense of peace and serenity. The buildings are well maintained and the statues in the main hall were beautiful. Well worth the visit, especially if staying at one ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1509876800000+0800)/

Additional Information


Dunhuang Leiyin Temple is located at the foot of Mingsha Mountain and the Crescent Moon Spring in the south of Dunhuang City, Gansu Province. It has been the hub of east-west transportation since ancient times, and it is also the intersection and transit station of Chinese and Western culture. The whole temple consists of the main hall, the accompanying hall, the boudoir and the donor room. There are many Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, and Luohan statues in the temple. Among them, the main hall is the Daxiong Hall, and the middle of the hall is a white marble statue of Buddha. It was donated by the overseas Chinese of Burma. The Buddha statues are on both sides of the Buddha statue, and there are colorful eighteen arhats. The image is vivid.
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