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Fayuan Si - Buddhist Temple

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Sep 14, 2019
“Interesting temple”
Nov 30, 2018
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Fayuansiqian Street, South of Jiaozi Hutong, Xicheng District, Beijing 100053, China
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Reviewed September 14, 2019 via mobile

This temple didn't feel too touristy– most people seemed to be there to worship. The downside to this was there was no English signs so it was hard to get any context to what you were seeing.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank cozzah99
Reviewed November 30, 2018

Walked about 1km from the subway station to get to this place of worship. Could see a number of monks walking in the temple - possibly living in the quarters surrounding the temple. Quite a few were praying inside the temple. Nice architecture. Nothing outstanding...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Vishnu_Pendyala
Reviewed April 5, 2018

In April, I went to a buddist temple called Fayuan Si,I saw a lot and view a lot there. Fayuan temple has a long history.Firstly, Fayuan Temple is located in Jiao Zi Alleyway,which is remembered by people because of a story.Once upon a time,there was...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Alexzsy
Reviewed December 22, 2017 via mobile

FaYuan Temple offers a piece of peace in fast-paced Beijing! For lay people without Buddhist certificate, admission is 5 Chinese dollars (like US$1). It is a medium sized yard with a few Buddhist halls. Each has different Buddha figures. I’m raised Christian but I still...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank RachtheMage
Reviewed November 11, 2017

I give one star hoping no more tourists come here to disturb the tranquility of the temple. Can't believe near the center of Beijing city, there is such a peaceful and calming temple where young monks are studying inside. Tourists, don't come.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Phil Y
Reviewed May 10, 2017

Far away from the crowds, rarely visited by tourists, is this peaceful old temple. It's not difficult to get to - about 15 minutes walk through the hutong from the nearest subway station (Caishikou). You experience a Buddhist Temple as it should be, and if...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

This temple is a bit out of the main tourist attractions (line 4, Caishikou exit D and then quite a long walk) and it's not particularly beautiful although very old and historic. I found my visit worthwhile because I happened to be there when Buddhist...More

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank Maria H
Reviewed January 18, 2016

It's a 1 km walk (15min) from exit D of the Caishikou metro station on line 4. This is active Buddhist temple and you'll see monks strolling the grounds and worshipers burning incense. Most exhibit areas are closed, thus I think there is reduced gate...More

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank bonanza1973
Reviewed May 5, 2014

Born and bred in Beijing, the temple is not far from where I live. there is a huge playground in front of the entrance, where children are playing and the elderly are playing chess or walking dogs. the entrance fee is 10 RMB (Worth for...More

Date of experience: November 2013
1  Thank Metamorphosis14
Reviewed October 15, 2013 via mobile

Toured the Fayuan Temple, Ox Mosque and surrounding muslim neighborhood with tour guide Peter Zhao (iampeter518@foxmail.com). This was my second time using Peter. Using Peter allows for a fully customizable day at your own pace inexpensively. The Temple is very interesting to a Westerner because...More

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