The Yongyou Hall

On August 31, 2011, in Beijing, Historical Relics, More Places of Interest, Temples, by Jack Li

The Yongyou Hall is situated right behind the Lama Temple Main Hall. From the outside, you can easily identify that the hall is seperated into 5 rooms. There used to be 10 rooms inside the halls. During renovations, each of the two adjoining rooms were united as one. When Emperor Yongzheng moved into the Forbidden […]

The Lama Temple Main Hall

On August 31, 2011, in Beijing, More Places of Interest, Temples, by Jack Li

The Lama Temple Main Hall was the place where Yongqinwang, later Emperor Yongzheng, received the officials and the generals. In the north of the Hall there are three bronze statues of the Three Buddhas¡: Sakyamuni in the middle, Dipamkara on its left and Maitreya on its right, each of almost two metres high. There are […]

The Falun Hall

On August 31, 2011, in Beijing, More Places of Interest, Temples, by Jack Li

The Falun Hall is one of the largest halls in the Lama Temple. It used to be the place where grand rites and ceremonies were held, and where the monks chanted sutras. The architectural style of the hall represents a perfect combination of Han Culture and Tibetan Culture. The plane of the hall has a […]

Yonghegong Lama Temple

On August 31, 2011, in Beijing, Historical Relics, More Places of Interest, Must-sees, Temples, by Jack Li

Yonghegong Lama Temple is on the northeast corner of the City of Beijing. It used to be a eunuch supervisor residence. In the 33rd year of Kangxi of the Qing Dynasty (1694), the Emperor ordered the construction of an imperial residence here and granted it to his fourth son, Yin Zhen (later Emperor Yongzheng). In […]

Temple of Heaven Travel Tips

On August 26, 2011, in Beijing, More Places of Interest, Travel Info, by Jack Li

The Temple of Heaven is located on the east side of the Yongdingmengnei Street, Chongwen District. The Temple of Heaven is the place where ancient Chinese emperors held ceremonies to worship heaven. It started to be built in 1420 (Ming Dynasty) and completed in the Qing Dynasty. It covers 2,730,000 m2 with main buildings like […]

Fairy Tower Scenic Spot

The Immotal Tower scenic spot got the name due to the fairy tower’s altitude and the shape. The tower is 48 meters high and looks like a fairy. The vertical distribution of forest vegetation is obviously. The boundaries and the four seasons are clear. The Fairy Tower is in a valley which is 1400 meters […]

Circular Mound Altar and The Echo Wall

On August 26, 2011, in Beijing, Historical Relics, More Places of Interest, by Jack Li

Circular Mound Altar: The Circular Mound Altar embodies the roundness of heaven in. There are three layers of altar with one is bigger than the other from bottom to top. The total height is 5.17m while the biggest altar measures 54.92m in diameter and the smallest 23.65m in diameter. Each layer is nine steps higher […]

The Hall of Imperial Zenith

On August 26, 2011, in Beijing, Historical Relics, More Places of Interest, by Jack Li

The Hall of Imperial Zenith, with various memorial tablets of God kept in house-like shrines, is a place for emperors to pray for good harvests. Built in 1420 (18th year of Ming Emperor Yongle’s reign), this hall is to the north of the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest. With a tricolored glazed door leading […]

Temple of Heaven

On August 26, 2011, in Beijing, Historical Relics, More Places of Interest, Must-sees, by Jack Li

Covering a total area of 273 hectares, the Temple of Heaven was a place for the Ming and Qing emperors to “worship God” and “pray for good harvests” in the downtown area outside of Zhengyangmen. It is round in the north and square in the south, reflecting an ancient Chinese belief that “heaven is round […]

Overline Bridge Travel Tips

On August 26, 2011, in Beijing, Getting Around, More Places of Interest, Travel Info, by Jack Li

Overline Bridge is located at the outside of Zhengyang Gate in the east of Xuanwu district. The marble bridge was constructed over a small Longxugou river, flowing from west to east. The emperors in Ming and Qing Dynasty used to cross the river through this bridge on the way to the Temple of Heaven. Therefore, […]

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