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Mati Temple
Zhangye Top 2 in Instagram-Worthy Locations

1,151 Reviews
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Closed Open from 8:00am-6:00pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 2-3 hours
Address: Dadu Ma Town, Sunan County, Zhangye City
Official website: http://www.mtsly.cn/
Phone: 0936-8891646 0936-8891610

What people are saying:

The horse hoof temple. The 1.5 hour journey through the countryside beyond the Zhangye city brought us to the 1600 years old temple. Bravo, to build the temple in a Rocky Mountain is really hard. 马蹄寺 is fascinating place with beautiful nature landscapes around and rare artifacts inside. Remember the temperature fluctuation is drastic, it could be snowy at early morning but at noon you will experience hot sunny summer. Make sure with a driver when and where exactly he is leaving, or you are risking to stay there for longer time. Totally, three hours were enough to explore the temple and surrounding area.

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  • inspirasian_to_go

    Mystic Temples and Grottoes

    There is so much to see, and the atmosphere is special; we had arranged a private tour (3hrs) after arrival, to the far south west and west to get a better impression of different scenery and sights; ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1594937454000+0800)/
  • Monika1958
    Zhuhai, China

    Great Place to visit

    We visited between Mid Autumn festival and National days. Very few people visited. No waiting to climb stairs and hang out in those hanging temples. But maybe it was so quite due to the fog and rain o...

    Reviewed on /Date(1569524370000+0800)/
  • TanSuo T
    TanSuo T

    The must-see place in Zhangye!

    First of all, you’d better to get a car to visit this place. There is no public bus connecting the attraction with Zhangye City. You can take a bus to the village near the temple, but you will get dif...

    Reviewed on /Date(1557294634000+0800)/
  • NATHAN1909
    Zichron Yaakov, Israel

    mystic beautiful temples and grottos

    the location the scenery and the grottos reflect a lot of mystery and wonder, to which you cannot be indifferent, and it leaves you a lot of memories long after visited

    Reviewed on /Date(1545101407000+0800)/
  • Tan_WeeKee
    Singapore, Singapore

    Interesting temple

    This is a nice place, lots of walking and climbing through narrow passage to the upper temple. Many statues were destroyed. The reinstated ones are of poor workmanship. The hill beside is worth...

    Reviewed on /Date(1539980782000+0800)/

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Additional Information


Mati Temple, otherwise called Puguang Temple, is situated in the Sunan Yugu Autonomous County inside the Qilian Mountains and the immense cave temple complex. On the stone divider, there are various Buddhist statues for present thousand years, and there are skyscraper temples and hollows. It is extremely breathtaking and marvelous. There are temples of Chinese Buddhism and Tibetan Buddhist temples here. The style of a similar place is extraordinary and it is exceptionally one of a kind. There are various amazing landmarks, for example, the paintings and Buddha statues in the cloister, which are fantastic.
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