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Temple of Wisdom Attained (Zhihuasi), Beijing

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Contact: +86 10 6528 6691
Open Hours: Daily 8:30a-4:30p
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).