Built in 1443, this temple was the family shrine of Wang Zhen, a eunuch of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). It was constructed ... More
Temple of Wisdom Attained
Built in 1443, this temple was the family shrine of Wang Zhen, a eunuch of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). It was constructed strictly according to the traditional Buddhist temple layout, and has 10 halls in three courtyards. The temple houses 1,521 pieces of historical relics, and a set of wood blocks for printing the Great Buddhist Scriptures. They are the only existing official wood blocks for printing Chinese-character Buddhist scriptures in the country. But the most valuable cultural relics here are the Beijing music and music scores dating back to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).
The Temple of Heaven, founded in the first half of the 15th century, is a dignified complex of fine cult
buildings set in gardens and surrounded by historic pine woods. In its overall layout and that of its individual ...
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 ...
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 ...