China Trip – 3rd Stop Shangluin Temple

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

The temple is a sidetrip from Pingyao, get there by bus, taxi or, in my case, rent a bicycle and pedal the 7 km to the village.

Multi-Armed Bodhisatva at Shuanglin Temple 542
▲ The temple’s multi-armed Bodhisattva statue. And me! Dating back to 1571 the temple is packed with Song and Yuan painted statues, all of them colourful, but looking like it’s been a long time since they’ve been touched up.