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The Dongyue Temple is a hidden gem in downtown Beijing! It may not be as well known among tourists as some of the other temples but it's well worth the visit and grounds are quite extensive for being in the city. The architecture and history...More
I visited this temple as it is near to my hotel. Located in the city center, this temple is under visited by tourists. When i was there, less than 10 visitors wandered around. With 10yuan entrance fee, the temple has very quiet and serene ambiance...More
Really original Taoist temple in downtown Beijing. It seems quite small from outside but after getting in you will find enormous 2 courtyards with hips of small room/departments for every god and so much more!
It is so quiet in this temple. There is plenty to absorb and ponder while walking through the temple. While passing through the different departments, I realized that even if I don't practice Daoism, a lot of their teachings are being taught and practiced in...More
This Taoist temple was old, unrenovated, but with 76 rooms depicting varied sections of Buddhist Hell. It was marvellous. Taoism is a very old and strange religion with many depictions of animal headed people not unlike Egyptian and Hindu religions. We were the only people...More
am a bit templed out so this was a nice surprise. the rooms explaining the various committees and principles of Taoism is very accessible and interesting. not sure why it's so quite compared to other temples (possibly no 'oldest buddha, biggest buddha claimed) but we...More
This phantastic temple complex just East of the centre of Beijing and easy to get to by metro is one of the most intriguing places in the capital - not only but especially in summer; when the shaded yards offer some respite from the heat...More
There were only a handful of other people at the temple when we visited. It's one of the few places in Beijing where you can be almost alone. The departments in the courtyards are all very interesting, and also slightly disturbing, including the department of...More
If you are really interested in Chinese culture and mythology I think you would love this. It's basically a temple of the dead and gives you detailed information about each sections of the underworld and what happens to people in the underworld depending on how...More