The Horse God Temple

On July 25, 2011, in Beijing, Historical Relics, More Places of Interest, Temples, by Jack Li

The Horse God Temple, as the name implies, was built in honor of the Horse God in AD 1504 and renovated in AD 1792 during Emperor Qianlong’s reign. As we all know, war-horses were very important for ancient warriors. Their physical condition might greatly affect the outcome of the battle. The Horse God is in […]

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The Temple of Guan Yu

On July 25, 2011, in Beijing, Historical Relics, Temples, by Jack Li

The Temple of Guan Yu was built in memory of General Guan Yu of the Three Kingdoms Period (AD 220-280). Guan was very famous for his loyalty and bravery. He helped Liu Bei, the master of the Shu Force establish a strong kingdom in the southwest of China, known nowadays as the Sichuan Province. It […]

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The Town God Temple

On July 25, 2011, in Beijing, Historical Relics, Temples, by Jack Li

The Town God is a Taoist god and is responsible for protecting the towns and cities. The Worshipping of the Town God in China started from the Zhou Dynasty, almost 3,000 years ago. It is said that he punishes evil persons, satisfy the residents’ needs, and ensure harvests by providing the rain. Because the Town […]

Wofo Temple

On July 18, 2011, in Beijing, More Places of Interest, Temples, by Jack Li

Wofo Temple, or Temple of the Sleeping Buddha, gained its name for the huge Sakyamuni bronze statue in the temple. The body of the Buddha is 5.2 meters long and was completed by seven thousand workers with 25 thousand kilograms of bronze. The Buddha is lying on a couch, head to the west, facing south. […]

White Pagoda Temple (Bai Ta Si) Travel Tips

On July 12, 2011, in Beijing, Temples, Travel Info, by Jack Li

White Pagoda Temple constitutes of the Temple Gate, the Bell Tower and the Drum Tower. It also includes three main halls: Tianwang Dian – Hall of Heavenly King, Dajue Baodian – Hall of Supreme Bodhi (Enlightment), Qifo Baodian – Hall of Seven Buddha. The side constructions of the main yard include Cangjing Ge – Sutra […]

White Pagoda Temple

On July 12, 2011, in Beijing, More Places of Interest, Temples, by Jack Li

White Pagoda Temple is a large Buddhist pagoda famous all over the world. It is the the oldest and the largest Tibetan tower in China at present. The temple is located near Beijing Fuchengmen Street. It is one of the most important buildings left as a Yuan dynasty legacy. It is associated with the monographic […]

The White Cloud Taoist Temple Travel Tips

On July 12, 2011, in Beijing, More Places of Interest, Temples, Travel Info, by Jack Li

The White Cloud Taoist Temple consists of four parts, three complexes in the front, and a big back yard. From front to back, there are the Screen Wall, the Memonial Arch, the Ornamental Column, the Shanmen Gate, the Wofeng Bridge, the Lingguan Hall, the Bell Drum Tower, the Sanguan Hall, the Hall of the God […]

The Yuanchen Temple

On July 12, 2011, in Beijing, Temples, by Jack Li

The Yuanchen Temple(simplified Chinese:元辰殿; traditional Chinese: 元辰殿; pinyin: Yuán Chén Dìan; literally “the Temple of the origin of all things”) was built in 1190 during the Jin Dynasty. “Yuan” means the origin of the sky and the earth, hence the origin of all things. After you go through the gateway, you can see the Bell […]

The Jade Emperor Hall

On July 12, 2011, in Beijing, Temples, by Jack Li

The Jade Emperor Hall(simplified Chinese:玉皇殿; pinyin:Yùhuáng Diàn; literally “the Jade Emperor Hall”) is used to enshrine the Jade Emperor. According to the doctrine of Taoism, the Jade Emperor is the most senior God of the world, just as Jesus in Christianity. Inside the Jade Emperor Hall, there is a huge wooden sculpture of this powerful […]

Laolv Hall

On July 12, 2011, in Beijing, Temples, by Jack Li

Laolv Hall(simplified Chinese:老律堂; pinyin: LǎO LǜTáng; literally “the Hall of Preaching”) was originally called Qi Zhen Hall where the seven disciples of Wang Chongyang, the founder of the Quanzhen School of Taoism, were enshrined. The senior Taoist priest Wang Changyue was appointed by the emperor to preach in this Hall; his students came from all […]

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