This was a very interesting site to visit, and it has some incredible culture. The giant Buddha was simply astounding!!! It's also a neat place to people watch.
It is a beautiful temple and a nice break from the crowds. It doesn't take much time to see it all. Had some open area that was nice for my 3 year old to run around in. Not really any western restaurants to eat at with in walking distance. Over all a nice morning out.
No great crowds even thought it was the National Holiday week. We went twice and had a lovely experience. It was very quite and peaceful there. There is a 80' Buddha carved out of a single tree, a must see.
I was surprised to find such a tranquil spot in the middle of busy Beijing. Everyone was very respectful of the temple. There were a few exceptions where people would take pictures even though they were asked not to. The smell and smoke of incents added to the atmosphere of the temple. It is hard to believe that just beyond... More
It's a good place to see how Chinese locals practice Lama Buddhism. I saw a lot of locals burn incense and pray there. Check out the gigantic Lama Buddha statue - heard it's on the Guinness book there. I enjoyed the elaborately decorated temple buildings as well.
Loved this temple, even if you have overdosed on the dozens of temples in Beijing this one is worth the visit as it was a bit quieter than the others. Toilets, as normal in Beijing are not very nice, take some hand sanitizer wherever you go and a pack of tissues and you will survive the city!
Very educational for our children. We were with our tour guide, Catherine Lu Tours, and were provided with the history.
Good temple to visit and quite well laid out. Many worshipers here and lots of smoke from all the incense burning sticks. It's not expensive to visit - less then 5 us $ per head Quite crowded but lots of photo opportunities
Our Tour guide had a great working knowledge of the Buddhist Faith and of the Lama Temples History, our time spent here taught me so much about the workings of Buddhism. Although we are not Religous, we both found this to be a very enlightning session(excuse the pun)
This place is so fascinating. So many different rooms, Buddha and other important Buddhist statues to see. Take your time and walk around to all the side buildings. The majority of the important rooms are straight down the middle, though. Very easy to get to from the subway.
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