Eight Great Temples (Ba Da Chu Park)

Eight Great Temples (Ba Da Chu Park), Beijing

Eight Great Temples (Ba Da Chu Park)

Eight Great Temples (Ba Da Chu Park)
4.5
Historic Walking Areas • Parks • Religious Sites
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Ba Da Chu means Eight Great Temples in the Western Hills. This pretty hillside area is renowned for its temples, monastaries and nunneries.
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Sarah
Selangor, Malaysia26 contributions
Dec 2019
Because I went there during winter, so it was really cold up there. There are quite a number of temples at the first phase. As you go further up, there will be also temples.
Written January 21, 2020
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ibabich
Ramat Gan, Israel290 contributions
May 2018
You can easily spend a day here. All complex is beautiful, a lot of things to see. And a great view from a top.
Written October 10, 2018
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emmagta
Manarola, Italy467 contributions
Mar 2018 • Friends
Eight Great Temples (Ba Da Chu Park) - I really enjoyed walking and taking strolling through the park.
Written June 30, 2018
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iristaletta
Beijing, China1,455 contributions
Feb 2017
As a residence in Beijing for more than 10 years I am surprised I did not know about this place before. I came here with a friend. We were a bit late and lazy so we booked an Uber/DiDi taxi to go there. Took about one hour. The sky was clear blue and it was just after the Chinese New Year. We took the trip to have a good walk. Once reaching the top you can see the city and since it was a clear day we good some good photos. There are several smaller and bigger temples and a big pagoda. I think the area is beautiful and would like to go back sometime soon.
Written May 18, 2017
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travelerdavel
South Carolina109 contributions
Jul 2016 • Family
Having lived in Beijing for years we visited Badachu at least a couple times a year. Not too difficult to reach. We took subway to Pingguoyuan Station and then an easy, inexpensive 10 minute taxi from there. Badachu literally means Eight Great Sites or Temples, all located on the side of a mountain. There is a great pagoda to visit with temples and lots of people around it. Then further up the hill there is a wonderful tea house where you can have tea and snacks out in a lovely garden. A wonderful place to spend a quiet people-watching afternoon and get a little exercise. We seldom walked all the way to the top, usually went up about half way or so then strolled back down. There are paved pathways and stairs up the mountain. This is not a rugged-type climb!
Written March 9, 2017
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Tariq_Meena
Beijing, China110 contributions
Sep 2016 • Family
Great temple area in Beijing, Badachu park. The park is located round about 1 hour away from the city center of Beijing. The temple is everyday open for worshipper. You can reach the park by train and bus easily.
Written September 4, 2016
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MikeFJones
Beijing, China494 contributions
Apr 2016
The 14 story pagoda was one the best spot to visit in this place (you can still see monk trainees to pray and do chores, very interesting). With Mountain car, lots of temples to visit and many stops to enjoy, this place is (I think) one of the best hideouts of Beijing to enjoy during Spring or Summer seasons, even more than Fragrant Hills. Recommended for Beijingers and First-time travelers.
Written April 21, 2016
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Ido O
Tel Aviv, Israel61 contributions
Sep 2015 • Family
It was an exceptionally clear day in Beijing so we decided to venture out to this location which we knew very little about. It turned out to be a fun day. The temples are very nice and the location is excellent.
We have 3 small kids so, after walking for a while and having a picnic lunch, we took the cable car up. We walked around and climbed to the top. On that clear day the view was amazing.
Then we took the toboggan down and that was the highlight of the day. The tube down is very very long. Much longer than Mutianyu. The kids were laughing the whole way down.

If the weather is nice and you have small kids I recommend doing this much more than the Temple of Heaven for example, which may be impressive for adults but boring for kids.
Written September 27, 2015
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ChetLau
Beijing, China64 contributions
Dec 2013 • Friends
It is quite far to the west of the city. This place comprises of different temples that you explore on foot and staircases. Buddha from different origins, goddess of mercy temple, and generally you can make offerings here unlike some temples in the city center.
Written November 6, 2014
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Louis M
Poughkeepsie24 contributions
Sep 2013 • Friends
I lived in Beijing for a little over a year. Getting out to the country side was always important to me. So on my last day in China I went to my favorite place. Close to the summer palace and the Bejing botanical, both day trips in themselves. I really enjoyed this incredible park of The Eight Temples. My friend good friend Mike and I spent an entire day walking throughout the park. You could ride in a cable car but there is so much to see up close and personal I highly recommend walking. The stone carvings and views the temples, are not to be missed if you are anywhere near Beijing. I liked it better then the Gorge. Here you will find largest Bogota in the world here and it is big. I went on an early September day, truly a blue sky day with clean air.
Written June 21, 2014
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