Dazhong Temple Ancient Bell Museum

Dazhong Temple Ancient Bell Museum, Beijing: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Dazhong Temple Ancient Bell Museum Reviews: 4/5

Dazhong Temple Ancient Bell Museum

Dazhong Temple Ancient Bell Museum
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8:24 AM - 4:33 PM
Monday
8:24 AM - 4:33 PM
Tuesday
8:24 AM - 4:33 PM
Wednesday
8:24 AM - 4:33 PM
Thursday
8:24 AM - 4:33 PM
Friday
8:24 AM - 4:33 PM
Saturday
8:24 AM - 4:33 PM
Sunday
8:24 AM - 4:33 PM

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Cahuide
China123 contributions
Bell museum, very interesting !!
Feb 2019
The ticket is around 4.5$ (30RMB) and students or people with more than 65 has 50% discount (15RMB),

We went there for a short walk and see what is going on, the place is beautiful, the staff is very nice and the information is very interesting.

The place is very well cared for, take your camera and go there, everything is in English and Chinese.
Written February 12, 2019
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rsenteno
Phoenix, AZ317 contributions
Highly unrated
Aug 2018 • Solo
This is one of my favorite places in Beijing do far its highly unrated amazing quality and details in every bell.
Written August 11, 2018
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MKMapman
Milton Keynes, UK1,543 contributions
Quiet museum in suburbs
Jun 2017 • Solo
The ancient Bell Museum is housed in a former temple a block to the West of Dazhongsi subway station on the North side of the busy main road. Most of the former temple halls are given over to collections of bells from various countries, not just china. The main attraction is a huge 46.5 tonne bell that's over 6.75m (22 feet) tall, inscribed on the surface with many mantras. The story of how it was moved into its current location hundreds of years ago is truly amazing. It's well worthwhile seeking out this slightly offbeat museum. The ticket kiosk is half hidden by the entrance, and there's ample space to leave a bike, too, if you've cycled out from the centre of one of the Wudaokou university complexes.
Written April 27, 2018
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bonanza1973
San Carlos, CA598 contributions
It's not a temple but a bell museum
Jan 2016 • Solo
It's a 850 meter walk (10 min) from exit A of the Dazhongsi metro station on line 13. I thought I was going to see a temple, but this is a museum about bells set in the Buddhist Jue Sheng Temple. This is not an active temple with incense burning or worshipers. It's completely converted to a museum. The museum feels newly renovated. All the exhibit rooms are refreshed or new. The indoor exhibits are beautifully arranged and displayed with English signs with good detail. There's history on casting bells. There's also a small scale model scene of casting large bells in ancient times. This included hologram images of animated actors. These images really enhanced the dullness of the model. An outdoor courtyard has a graveyard of old bells. So cool.

The entrance ticket includes admittance to the temple. On Wednesdays, the first 200 visitors are free. Otherwise 20 RMB for adults.
Written January 27, 2016
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Flaips
Bertrange, Luxembourg203 contributions
Some fascintating bells! Ding dong!
Jul 2015 • Friends
Once you actually find it, it is worth a visit. Nearby jewellery and art centres also worth a quick visit too. Has some amazing bells and is currently working on improving the information and exhibits.
Written July 26, 2015
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Chilin S
Urbana, IL9 contributions
Technological wonder
May 2014 • Friends
It is perplexing that this temple is ranked so low. There are wonders and achievements at many levels in this temple. Bell casting is a highly sophisticated technology even for a bell as tall as a person. If the alloy and timing is not perfectly controlled, the bell will crack. This bell is one of two largest working bells in the world, measured by height and weight.

The bell fills the temple, which is an amazing sight. The huge beam is constructed of multiple beams for strength, and it's working well holding up nearly 50 tons for six hundred years.

I never have the fortunate to hear the bell. The report says that the sound can be heard 50 kilometers away, sending blessings carved inside the bell to all.
Written April 11, 2015
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Purgateros
7 contributions
Currently closed for refurb
No idea when it will open again, its a bit tricky to find, walk past the Sunig store on your left, (keep the elevated highway on your right) just past the bus stops you will find it.
Written October 8, 2013
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CurtisKansas
Independence, KS111 contributions
I finally see this listed after 2 years!
Aug 2012 • Couples
My wife and I visited here about 2 years ago. I tried to write a review then, but it was not listed. Perhaps I missed the notification that someone finally realized it was real?
We went during the week, a Tuesday I believe.
It happened to be the day it was free and the guide was free. I was a bit skeptical, but he showed us the important areas and never asked for money or tried to sell us anything. After the brief tour we were welcomed to look around on our own. I had my private Chinese translator (wife) with me so language was not a problem. Most of the descriptions are in English also.
There are some ancient bells in several buildings. One HUGE bell in it's own 3 or 4 story building. I was told it was rung once a year .I am not a bell collector, nor am I much interested in bells, however I found this very interesting! Some bells over 3' tall that are well over 1,000 years old. When we went you could still touch them as long as you didn't overdo it. Very detailed and elaborate! Some of the symbolism can be recognized even today, even by a white guy...
As I saw in another review, I have seen all the other tourist attractions and wanted to see something different. Also is was only a couple blocks from my brother-in-law's office.
There are bells from many other countries around the world; like a bell exchange program, but none from the US at that time. Interesting...

If you've done the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, and Temple of Heaven, this should be on your list. Not well known by foreigners (yet) during the week there were only a few other people around.
If you walk under the ring road to the south and to the east a couple blocks there is a shopping center with a Starbucks, and a McDonalds, AND a KFC! As much as I like true Chinese food, after a couple of weeks being outside the city and being the only foreigner, I can eat me some KFC!! Hands on, elbow dripping, original recipe! But I digress...
The Museum in a part of the city that mixes the old with the new, mostly the old. Well worth a few peaceful hours.
Written July 17, 2013
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Dazhong Temple Ancient Bell Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sat 8:24 AM - 4:33 PM