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The Shangfangshan National Forest Park

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The Shangfangshan National Forest Park (Shàng fāng shān guó jiā sēn lín gōng yuán 上方山国家森林公园), with an area of 340 hectares (840 acres), is situated in Hancunhe Village, Fangshan District, and about 70 kilometers (44 miles) from Beijing. With its main peak 860 meters (2,820 feet) high, the park is characterized by vast area of woods, nine marvelous karst caves, twelve stupendous peaks, seventy-two ancient temples, and the largest stupa group in North China. 

Last Updated on Friday, 05 June 2009 08:49
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Dajue Temple

Dajue Temple

Dajue Temple (dàjué sì 大觉寺Temple of Enlightenment), a historical monument, is situated in Haidian District of Beijing. With a long history of nearly 950 years, it has many precious historical sites. Standing at the foot of mountains, the scenery here is perfectly charming with ancient trees, ceaseless water, and a tranquil and serene environment.

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Miao Feng Shan

Temple on Miao Feng ShanMiao Feng Shan, about 55km West of Beijing, is the nearest mountain in Beijing.  It is about 1290 metres.  The most time-efficient way to travel there over the weekend is by following the 6th ring all the way West until it literally stops. Get off and turn left into the valley to the town of Jun Zhuang Zhen (jūn zhuāng zhèn 军庄镇). You drive about 10km through small villages and then arrive at a big T junction. Turn right on the main road called "G109″ (109 国道) towards the West and go 5km until the pretty entrance archway of Miao Feng Shan.

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 May 2009 15:35
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Jie Tai Temple

 Jie Tai Temple

Jie Tai Temple (Jiè tái sì 戒台寺) is one of the famous tourist attractions in Beijing. Jie Tai Temple takes pride as the largest Buddhist altar in all of China. It has long been a reason of the huge crowd of people that flocks in Beijing as tourists from all over China and other countries. JieTai Temple is located 35km west of Beijing and is only 10km from Tanzhe Temple (tán zhè sì 潭柘寺). JieTaiSi, takes its name from its famous Ming marble ordination altar, built some 1,300 years ago. This altar is nearly 5 meters high and is decorated with exquisite carvings. The temple was first built in the year 622 during the Tang dynasty (táng cháo 唐朝) but most of the buildings here now date from the Qing dynasty (qīng cháo 清朝) (1644 - 1911). The temple sits on a hillside looking more like a fortress than a temple, surrounded by forbiddingly tall red walls. On a clear day, this temple offers an unhindered view of Beijing.

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 May 2009 16:09
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Tanzhe Temple

Tanzhe Temple

The Tanzhe Temple (tán zhè sì 潭柘寺) is a Buddhist temple situated in the Western Hills (xī shān 西山), a mountainous area in western Beijing. It is one of the most well-known temples in Beijing. "First there was Tanzhe, then there was Beijing", proclaims a sign at Tanzhe temple located 45 kilometres west of the centre of Beijing. At one time, it was one of the most important temples in the nation. The temple is located at China National Highway 108 in the Mentougou (mén tóu gōu 门头沟) District of Beijing.

Last Updated on Sunday, 31 May 2009 15:48
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