The Chang An Temple

On July 11, 2011, in Beijing, More Places of Interest, Temples, by Jack Li

The Chang an Temple (simplified Chinese:长安寺; traditional Chinese: 長安寺; pinyin: Cháng ān Sì; literally “the Temple of Forever Peace”) is situated at the foot of the Tiger Head Mountain in the depths of the woods. It is the first temple of the Eight Great Sites Park. The construction of Chang an Temple started in the […]

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The Longquan Temple

On July 11, 2011, in Beijing, More Places of Interest, Temples, by Jack Li

The Longquan Temple (simplified Chinese:龙泉庵; traditional Chinese:龍泉庵; pinyin: Lóng Quán Àn; literally “The Temple of Dragon Spring”. In Chinese culture, dragon means sacred and imperial.) is the fifth temple of the Eight Great Sites Park. The temple is made up of two separated gardens built in different period. Just as its name implies, the most […]

Lingguang Temple

On July 11, 2011, in Beijing, More Places of Interest, Temples, by Jack Li

Lingguang Temple (simplified Chinese:灵光寺; traditional Chinese: 靈光寺; pinyin: Língguāng Sì; literally “the Temple of Holy Spirits”) is the second temple of the Eight Great Sites Park. Built in the Tong Dynasty, it is more than 1300 years old now. Though ruined by war in the early years of 19th century, the Temple now looks gorgeous […]

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The Temple Of Heaven

On October 15, 2010, in Beijing, More Places of Interest, Must-sees, by Jack Li

The Temple of Heaven Is situated in the southeastern part of Beijing and can be easily accessed my the Metro system however tours are available to be booked in advance at China Tours. The Temple of Heaven is not that big so I would only suggest putting aside 45mins at the most to complete. Once […]

Tiananmen Square

On October 15, 2010, in Beijing, More Places of Interest, Must-sees, by Jack Li

I was very excited to be finally visiting Tiananmen square, over the years I’ve read and seen so many pictures about Tiananmen Square obviously about the massacre of 1989 but also about all the festival and paradise that go on there. As I walked in it did not disappoint it is 15 RMB entry but […]

The Lama Temple

On October 13, 2010, in Beijing, More Places of Interest, Must-sees, Temples, by Jack Li

The Yonghe Temple or the Lama Temple as it’s better known is one of the most famous monasteries In the whole of Beijing it is located in the north-easten part of Beijing and is one of the largest and most important Tibetan monasteries that is deep in history and shrouded in mystery. The Temple is very […]

Beijing Park Life

On August 13, 2010, in Beijing, Cultural Experience, More Places of Interest, Parks & Gardens, by Jack Li

It’s the kind of weather when you can’t decide if it’s cooler outdoors in the shade trying to find a bit of breeze or just staying in with the air-con for company. But many Beijingers live life in the park and evenings are even busier than in the day. This ‘park life’ is completely known in China.

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