It's worth seeing. Through the visit to the Big Buddha Temple, we have a better understanding of Zhangye's position and role in history. Later, I went to the museum opposite to further deepen my understanding of Xixia civilization. It laid the foundation for visiting the Xixia King Tomb Ruins Park in the future.
The courtyard is simple and reminds a little park. But inside of temple buildings the gems of Zhangye are hidden! The Lying Big Buddha statue and Buddha bones after cremation makes it worth to visit. The atmosphere is quite and peaceful. I can't say I had the same feeling in many other temples I have visited before. Located in the city center, ticket price is 40 yuan.
we took the Highspeed train from Lanzhou to Zhangye and continued by Car to the Mati Temple and Grottos. It was an amazing experience and good lesson in chinese history. make sure you calculate enough time for your visite if you plan to go all the way up to the top Grotto. whilst you there you must try the local lamb, i am not a fan of lamb but it was absolutly delicious no small of lamb. also try the local beef (Mau Neo)
Zhangye buddhist temple is the birthplace of Kublai khan.It has the biggest statue in the history at the birth place. it occupied the whole room.The ticket here is 60 rmb. For university student, you can get half discount. Nobody is allowed to take a picture inside.But, i tried to make picture secretly which became black. The whole place inside has no lights and thousands years old.
There is a bus from Zhangye Station to Dafo Temple directly, and luggage can be stored at the ticket office. There is a statue of Master Nirvana in the Great Buddha Hall. The golden reclining Buddha was unearthed for the auspicious signs of the Western Xia State Master. So he began to shape the reclining Buddha. It was built by the imperial power during the heyday of Chongzong's national power in Xixia. Without losing its rhyme. There is also an exhibition hall to detail the matter. The exhibition hall displays the treasures of the temple. The content is very rich and it is worth a visit.