Built in 1694, the Yonghe Gong (Lama Temple) was the residence of Prince Yin Zhen, a son of Emperor Kang Xi of the Qing ... More
Built in 1694, the Yonghe Gong (Lama Temple) was the residence of Prince Yin Zhen, a son of Emperor Kang Xi of the Qing Dynasty. For many years, it was the leading center for Yellow Hat Shamanism, a distinctive branch of Tibetan Buddhism. It features five large halls and five courtyards with beautifully decorative archways, upturned eaves and carved details. Also known as the Palace of Peace and Harmony, this site houses a treasury of Buddhist art, including sculptured images of Gods, demons and Buddhas, as well as Tibetan-style murals.
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 ...
This temple, which was constructed in 1918, ranks as one of Shanghai's top tourist draws. The interior is heavy in
the wow factor with its classic Chinese architecture and is highlighted by a massive jade statue of Buddha. But ...
Situated in the south of the city, this stunning temple park was built between 1406 and 1420. It was here
that the emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties prayed, through an elaborate ritual, to the gods for good ...