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Dong Yue Miao (Dongyue Temple)

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This Daoist temple was founded in 1322 by followers of the Zhengyi sect.
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No.141 Chaoyangmen Main Street, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100020, China
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Reviewed November 28, 2018

A not-to-be-missed unique temple in Beijing describing and illustrating beliefs from Taoism. Various "departments" are illustrated in the cabins enshrined in the temple (see photo). We can walk to the Ritan park from here through the arch in front of the temple.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Vishnu_Pendyala
Reviewed October 6, 2018

I'm amazed that this place only charges 10 Yuan by way of an entrance fee. What you get to see in return is an amazing step into the past. Don't forget to wander into the museum-halls along the northeastern side. A pity that the pamphlets...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

The Dongyue Temple is a hidden gem in downtown Beijing! It may not be as well known among tourists as some of the other temples but it's well worth the visit and grounds are quite extensive for being in the city. The architecture and history...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

nice temple. very beautiful. just wish they had more explanations in ENG about what we are seeing. it is not a touristic place as the temple is active so mindful and respectful while there

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank anacarolphs
Reviewed November 11, 2017 via mobile

I visited this temple as it is near to my hotel. Located in the city center, this temple is under visited by tourists. When i was there, less than 10 visitors wandered around. With 10yuan entrance fee, the temple has very quiet and serene ambiance...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed October 31, 2017 via mobile

Really original Taoist temple in downtown Beijing. It seems quite small from outside but after getting in you will find enormous 2 courtyards with hips of small room/departments for every god and so much more!

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Felme
Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

It is so quiet in this temple. There is plenty to absorb and ponder while walking through the temple. While passing through the different departments, I realized that even if I don't practice Daoism, a lot of their teachings are being taught and practiced in...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed October 6, 2017

This Taoist temple was old, unrenovated, but with 76 rooms depicting varied sections of Buddhist Hell. It was marvellous. Taoism is a very old and strange religion with many depictions of animal headed people not unlike Egyptian and Hindu religions. We were the only people...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed October 6, 2016

am a bit templed out so this was a nice surprise. the rooms explaining the various committees and principles of Taoism is very accessible and interesting. not sure why it's so quite compared to other temples (possibly no 'oldest buddha, biggest buddha claimed) but we...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed August 24, 2016

This phantastic temple complex just East of the centre of Beijing and easy to get to by metro is one of the most intriguing places in the capital - not only but especially in summer; when the shaded yards offer some respite from the heat...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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