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Sacred Places in Beijing

Key elements (architecture)

I lived overall about 4 years in the capital of China, firstly between 2013 and 2015 and then from 2018 to 2020. During the last 2 years, I spent time to explore Beijing and discovered various architecture style.  The concept of this series aims at showing the traditionnal architecture of Beijing through temples. I want …

Sacred Places in Beijing

Dongyue temple

Taoist temple | Founded in 1319 – Founded in 1319 to honour Thaishan mountain’s god ;– 60 000 m2, 600 rooms : it’s the biggest Taoist Zhenyi temple in north of China;– It has been renovated during the Qing dynasty (1644 > 1912). I have randomly discovered this temple. I was riding my bicycle and passed in …