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Sacred Places in Beijing

Guangji Si – 广济寺

The Guangji Temple (广济寺 – Guǎngjì Sì) is a Buddhist temple located at inner Fuchengmen Street, Xicheng District, in Beijing. It is also the headquarters of the Buddhist Association of China, founded by Master Xuyun, who is the father of modern Buddhism and hailed from Zhenru Temple.  Originally built in the Jin dynasty (1115-1234), additions …

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 …