Dailuo Ding of Mount Wutai
Attractions Overview: An ancient temple with a long history and a unique style
Attraction Type: Temple, Architecture
English Name: Dailuo Ding of Mount Wutai
Best Time to Visit: All Year Around
Recommended Visiting Time: About 2 hours
Open Hours: 7:00-19:00
Admission Fee: 48 RMB / Person
Address in English: Mount Wutai Scenic Area, Xinzhou City, Shanxi province, China
Address in Chinese:山西省忻州市五台山风景区
Why is Dai Luoding in Mount Wutai is so special?
Dai Luoding (黛螺顶) is an ancient temple with a long history and a unique style in Wutai Mountain. Dai Luoding, the first name of Qingfeng, the first name of temple is Fodingan (佛顶庵), at Ming Dynasty, the temple was renamed as Dai Luoding.
Where is Dai Luoding?
Dai Luoding is located at Mount Wutai Scenic Area, Xinzhou City, Shanxi province, China, and the address in Chinese is: 山西省忻州市五台山风景区
The temple is about 209 km from Taiyuan (太原), the capital of Shanxi province, and about 143 km from Xinzhou (忻州).
How to get There?
Travel with China Dragon Tours (top recommended)
If you want to get rid of hustle of transportation and troublesome navigation, you can book a private tour package which covers visiting, dining and transfer from us. Our local tour guide and driver will escort you to Dai Luoding with speed and convenience, and take care of all the details. You just need to focus on travel.
For Independent travelers you can
It takes about 2 hour and a half for drive from Xinzhou city to Dai Luoding, and about 3 hours from Taiyuan city to Dai Luoding.
Main Attractions of Dai Luoding
Dazhi Road (大智路) is the path way to Dai Luoding. Its total length is 108 meters, the width is 2.2 meters, all paved with Wutaishan stone, with a total of 1080 steps, named “Dazhi Road”, which means the road of great wisdom. According to monks, walking on the Dazhi Road and stepping on the 1080 steps can bring wisdom, eliminate worries, turn bad luck into good luck, and lead a happy life.
Scenery View Pavilion
Scenery View Pavilion (望景亭) is a white marble pavilion in Dai Luoding. In the pavilion, you can find the temples are situated among the green mountains while enjoy the fresh air.
Tianwang Hall (天王殿) is a important hall in Dai luoding. There are three rooms of the hall, for the hall, the statues of Vaiśravaṇa, Virūḍhaka, Dhṛtarāṣṭra, and Virūpākṣa are in side.
Manjusri Hall (五方文殊殿) is the main hall of Dai Luoding. Inside the hall, is the Manjusri Bronze Statue, its height is about 2 meters.
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Useful Travel Tips
Before visit a Buddhist temple, it would be better for you to do some research about Buddhism, and Chinese architecture, so that you can get a better travel experience in Dai Luoding. What’s more, it’s necessary for you to know some Buddhist taboos and customs before your tour. Our top recommended is travel with a local tourist.