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The Five Pagoda Temple

The Five Pagoda Temple

The Five Pagoda Temple (Wǔ Tǎ Sì 五塔寺), formally known as the "Temple of the Great Righteous Awakening" (Dà Zhēnjué Sì 大真觉寺) or "Zhenjue Temple" (Zhēnjué Sì 真觉寺;) for short, is a Buddhist temple from the era of the Ming Dynasty located in the city of Beijing, China.

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Tongjiao Temple

Tongjiao TempleReligion in Beijing is quite diverse. The main religion is Buddhism, which encompasses Lamaism, and Taoism, Islam and Christianity (mainly Catholicism). Religious beliefs played an important role in the history, culture and development of art in Beijing, with Buddhism, Taoism and Islam playing the largest roles.

Tongjiao Temple (Tōngjiāosì 通教寺) is a renown Buddhist temple in Beijing. It is located in a deep alley off a street of the Inner Dongzhimen area. It was recognized as a national key Buddhist establishment in the Han area by the State Council in 1953. It is a institution for Buddhist nuns and a venue for religious events.

It was originally built in the Ming dynasty, and has seen many revivals and revisions over the years, but its modern history began in 1949, when two nuns from Fujian dedicated themselves to reconstructing the dilapidated building though hard work and fundraising.

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Qinglong Gorge

Qinglong Gorge

Qinglong Gorge (qīng lóng xiá 青龙峡) has verdant mountains, crystal-clear water and the ancient Great Wall of China that are about twenty kilometers to the north of downtown Huairou County (huái róu xiàn 怀柔县), northern Beijing. The scenic area has an area of 150 hectares and it is being divided into southern and northern parts by a big Miyun Reservoir (mìyún shuǐ kù 密云水库) and a majestic dam. The southern one is tranquil flowing stream in

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Ziyun Mountain Scenic Spot

Ziyun Mountain Scenic Spot

Ziyun Mountain Scenic Spot (zĭ yún shān zì rán fēng jĭng qū 紫云山自然风景区) is located in the Duanshuling Village Huaibei Town (huái bĕi zhèn duàn shù lĭng cūn 怀北镇椴树岭村) , 20 miles away from the downtown area of Huairou County (huái róu xiàn 怀柔县). Covering an area of 2,000 mu (mǔ 亩), Ziyun Mountain is a beautiful scenic spot mainly with the natural landscape.

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Zhaoling Tomb

zhaoling

Located in the west of the Ming Tombs, the Zhaoling Tomb (zhāo líng 昭陵) takes up an area of 35000 square meters. It is the tomb where the twelfth emperor of the Ming Dynasty Zhu Zaihou (zhū zài hòu 朱载垕) and his three empresses were buried. This is the third Ming Tomb to have been restored in the Imperial Ming Tombs Valley. 

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 November 2009 09:31
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