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Shanhua Temple

Shanhua Temple is located at the Southwest of the old city of Datong.It was founded in the Tang Dynasty,destroyed during the wars of the Liao Dynasty and was reconstructed in the Jin Dynasty.The architecture of the temple was designed with multiple levels that are distributed symmetrically.It is the largest and best-preserved temple of the Liao Dynasty in existence in China.All Buddha statues in the main hall were made of clay and were gold-plated in the Jin dynasty.These beautifully designed statues showed their unique personalities and gave visitors a great impression.They are the true national treasures.