Fenglin Temple


Fenglin Temple, located around 5km northwest of town, was built by a monk in the Ming dynasty. The original ancestral pagoda was damaged during the Cultural Revolution and in its place now stands a seven-storey funerary pagoda. Many of the halls here were built in the 1990s.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Shanxi attractions

1. Longquan Temple

2.12 MILES

Several kilometres to the southwest of the village, Dragon Spring Temple was raised in the Song dynasty and restored in the Ming era; most of the wooden…

2. Santa Temple

2.39 MILES

Before you go looking for Father Christmas at Santa Temple, neighbouring Xiantong Temple to the west of Taihuai, you should know the name actually means…

3. Guangzong Temple

2.51 MILES

This Ming dynasty temple has features of both Chinese and Tibetan Buddhism, from the monks' robes to their prayers. The main hall is known as Bronze Tile…

4. Qifo Temple

2.58 MILES

Seven Buddhas Temple honours the Seven Buddhas of Antiquity; namely, Vipassī, Sikhī, Vessabhū, Kakusandha, Koṇāgamana, Kassapa and Gautama. They're…

5. Yuanzhao Temple


Yuanzhao Temple contains a 16m stupa surrounded by four smaller ones. It's believed to hold the ashes (舍利子, shèlìzi) of the Indian Buddhist monk Śāriputra…

6. Xiantong Temple

2.65 MILES

Xiantong Temple – the largest temple in town – was erected in AD 68 and was the first Buddhist temple in the area. It comprises more than 100 halls and…

7. Tayuan Temple


At the base of Spirit Vulture Peak (灵鹫峰, Língjiù Fēng), Tayuan Temple is the most prominent landmark in Wutai Shan and virtually all pilgrims pass through…

8. Shuxiang Temple

2.71 MILES

Built in the Yuan dynasty but restored in the Ming, Shuxiang Temple contains Wutai Shan’s largest statue of Manjusri – 10m tall and riding a lion – the…