Famen Temple is located 118km (73 miles) west of Xian and was built
during the Eastern Han dynasty (25-220AD) to store a relic of Buddha’s
finger bone. In 1987 the largest Buddhist underground palace in
China was also uncovered here.
The temple houses many precious treasures including more than 2,400
gold and silver items, glazed wares, porcelain, pottery, jewelry
and textile products of the Tang imperial court.