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Dong Yue Miao (Dongyue Temple)

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This Daoist temple was founded in 1322 by followers of the Zhengyi sect.
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No.141 Chaoyangmen Main Street, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100020, China
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

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

Thank Kristin W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

nice temple. very beautiful. just wish they had more explanations in ENG about what we are seeing. it is not a touristic place as the temple is active so mindful and respectful while there

Thank anacarolphs
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Indigo39
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

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!

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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Joy A
Reviewed 6 October 2017

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

Thank Archaeobuff
Reviewed 7 October 2016

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

1  Thank GayleUK
Reviewed 25 August 2016

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

1  Thank RETING
Reviewed 5 August 2016

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

1  Thank Ace6of6Clubs
Reviewed 1 August 2016

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

1  Thank Julianne H
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