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Peking Five-Pagoda Temple (Wuta Si)

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Peaceful place

Even during the super busy overcrowded Golden week (1st week of October, avoid it like hell) we... read more

Reviewed October 4, 2018
Lallaontrip
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Valkenburg, The Netherlands
via mobile
well worth a visit

The temple has recently been renovated and is well worth a visit. The journey from the subway... read more

Reviewed August 31, 2016
stephenl1818
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Beijing, China
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Oct 4, 2018
“Peaceful place”
Jan 17, 2017
“Nice temple with interesting collection of stone carvings”
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Wuta Temple County, Baishi Bridge, Haidian District, Beijing 100081, China
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Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

Even during the super busy overcrowded Golden week (1st week of October, avoid it like hell) we found this peaceful Buddhist temple which was a change from the others that have a LOT in common. Impressive tomb-like stones in the yard, and a quiet atmosphere....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Visited this with my brother who is a scholar of Catholics in China. In this museum (which features a unusual temple with 5 pagodas) is a collection of tombstones of Jesuits and Vincentians. These were very interesting and there are English plaques giving some info...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Patrick C
Reviewed August 31, 2016

The temple has recently been renovated and is well worth a visit. The journey from the subway station (exit c - south of the National Library stop) is along the yuan dynasty canal which goes from Xizhimen to the summer palace. It is a delightful...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed January 22, 2016

It's a 750 meter walk (10 min) from exit C of the National Library metro station on line 4 or 9. This is also known as the Diamond Throne Pagoda or Zhenjue Temple. There are English signs with good detail. This is not an active...More

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank bonanza1973
Reviewed August 25, 2015

but we whined at the director and were granted entrance. Two young women who were guides wanting to practice their English led us around the outside of the temple, and through the stone stele and statues. We spent over 2 hours learning about the temple's...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Travelingmaven
Reviewed June 13, 2015

Visited in Oct 2011, this is one of the most revered temples I've been too. The Pagoda Temple is reminicient of the Small Goose/Big Goose Pagoda in Xi'An. Preachers are occasionally here burning the sticks to preach to Buddha. Similar to the Lama Temple too....More

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank Laxiaozi08200912
Reviewed June 6, 2015

so brilliant. i am blown away with the amount of beautiful temples that are in beijing. this is by far my favourite. well worth seeing

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank debbie1961255068
Reviewed June 13, 2014

The Five Pagoda Temple, also known as Wuta Temple and formerly Zhenjue Si, may well be worth a visit but you won't get a chance to find out immediately. It is now part of the Beijing Stone Carving Art Museum which, as of October 15,...More

Date of experience: June 2014
2  Thank Mike C
Reviewed April 8, 2012

It's never in the top of must see temples of Beijing. But the people does not know what misses.

Date of experience: April 2012
5  Thank tetelu
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