The name, Stone Scripture Hill, comes from its caves housing numerous stone slabs with Buddhist scriptures for about 1000 ... More
Stone Scripture Hill
The name, Stone Scripture Hill, comes from its caves housing numerous stone slabs with Buddhist scriptures for about 1000 years. The stone scriptures derived their roots from ancient China when Buddhism was abolished twice. To prevent the loss of Buddhism, Monk Hui Si carved Buddhist scriptures on stone slabs and buried them in caves. Since then, monks have continued to practice this until the 17th Century. A total of more than 1000 volumes of Buddhist scriptures were carved and housed in the nine caves here.
Situated on the banks of the Liang Ma river, near the embassy district and central commercial area, the outdoor seating
area here offers a view of the Liang Ma meandering through Beijing. The main room holds a large wooden ...
The Summer Palace in Beijing first built in 1750, largely destroyed in the war of 1860 and restored on
its original foundations in 1886 is a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design. The natural landscape of hills ...