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Mosted Asked Questions about Famen Temple Cultural Scenic Area

How to visit the Famen Temple from Xian downtown?

It is convenient to visit Famen Temple from Xian by public transportation. There is direct tourist bus from Xian West Bus Station to Famen temple, no need to transfer to other bus. The bus departs at 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:40pm and 16:30pm. Or you can take the tourist bus from the west gate of the Tang Paradise between 08:00 and 10:30. The bus returns at 15:30-16:00. If you want to enjoy the hassle free journey, you can rent a car or book a tour to Famen temple with Xian local tour operator.

How much is the entrance ticket for Famen temple? Any discount for children?

The entrance fee to visit Famen temple is 100RMB per person during the peak season (Mar.-Nov.) & 90RMB per person during the off season (Dec,.-Feb.). Most of tourist spots in China have the discount price for the children, Famen temple aslo is the same. You need to pay half price for children who above 1.2m under 1.4m, free for children under 1.2m.

I want to visit the Famen temple from Xian city, can you arrange pick up at Xian downtown hotel and drop off at Xian airport after the tour?

Yes, we can offer the tour based on your requirements. You will be picked up from Xian downtown hotel lobby by our tour guide at the appointed time, then enjoy a comfortable drive to visit the Famen temple from Xian. Accompanied by our guide to explore the scenic area, the visiting time is about 3 hours. We can include the english tour guide, private transfer, entrance fee, lunch during the tour in this Xian Famen Temple tour.

What to do in Famen temple?

Famen Temple is the temple housing the only Real Finger Bone of Sakyamuni in the World and it is known as the “ancestor of pagoda temples in Central Shaanxi”. The Famen Temple Cultural Scenic Area mainly consists of the Famen Temple, Famen Temple Museum, Namaste Dagoba, Foguang Avenue, and a square. You can visit the Famen temple & Famen Temple Museum to learn the buddhist culture, the museum is a typical Buddhist Art Museum. It houses the precious treasure excavated from the underground palace of the Famen Temple, including gold and silver wares, colored glaze wares, porcelain and silks.

How far is Famen Temple from Xian? Is possible to visit in one day?

Yes, it is possible to visit Famen temple from Xian in one day, Famen Temple is situated in Famen Town 110 kilometers northwest of Xi'an. It takes around 2 hours driving from Xiandowntown, the sightseeing at Famen temple will be 3-4 hours. You can start your tour in the morning around 8 am, and back to your hotel in the late afternoon.

Is Famen temple a popular tourist spots around Xian? Will be crowded?

Yes, Famen temple is one of the famous buddhist temples around Xian city and attracts many domestic & international tourists come to visit. Because Famen temple with the purpose to carry forward Buddhism. There are the most famous Buddhist temple and the biggest Buddhist pagoda in the world inside this scenic spot. The temple is renowned for storing the veritable finger bone relic of the Sakyamuni Buddhaas well. The temple will be more crowded during the holidays & when the temple fair is held.


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