One of the best preserved temples in China, six beautiful halls are aligned on an axis through the temple complex. The Temple is also home to an excellent vegetarian restaurant, gardens and tea rooms - which are an excellent way to wile away some hours.
Although one of the main tourist spots in Chengdu, most of the visitors where local Chinese visitors which gave us a sense that we were visiting "real" China. Many locals visited with their families and children - the kids seemed fascinated by the "strangers in town."
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Mark Sukhija is a travel and wine blogger, photographer, tourism researcher, hat-touting, white-shirt-wearing, New Zealand fantatic and eclipse chaser. Aside from at least annual visits to New Zealand, Mark has seen eclipses in South Australia (2002), Libya (2006), China (2009) and Queensland (2012). After twelve years in Switzerland, Mark moved back to London in 2012. You can follow Mark on Twitter or Facebook