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Zhihua Temple

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The Music performance was the highlight

Hardly any people were here. Practically had the entire place to myself. However, I was fortunate... read more

Reviewed October 6, 2018
Quiet temple

A by chance web search landing led us to this quiet little Ming dynasty temple and I am glad it... read more

Reviewed May 22, 2016
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Oct 6, 2018
“The Music performance was the highlight”
Oct 15, 2018
“Absolutely wonderful”
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Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

I agree with the previous reviews. I also got there early and had the Temple to myself, quiet, serene. First know that this temple is found on maps as the Temple Of Wisdom Attained. It can be tricky to find and is a moderate walk...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 6, 2018

Hardly any people were here. Practically had the entire place to myself. However, I was fortunate enough to watch the musical performance. at 15:00. Nothing I've ever heard before. It's a pity they didn't sell CD's of their previous performances. I would have loved to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2017

If you're unlucky enough to have timed your visit to China for October 2017, be aware that even after the Golden Week Holiday ends, Beijing will still have a vast number of sites unavailable. The Communist Party Congress is in town until the end of...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed March 14, 2017

ZhiHua Temple is a very small temple in Beijing, but it's my favorite place. This temple was built in 1444, is a rare Ming style building existe still in Beijing. Its music is the world cultural heritage, there are 2 small concert of this ancient...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank LoulouK14
Reviewed September 28, 2016

Not really promoted on tourist sites, this is well worth hunting down. The temple is behind an unassuming gate in an unassuming hutong. It contains a unique octagonal library for storing religious texts, and a wonderful unrestored ceiling. Most days there are performances of traditional...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed July 18, 2016

Tucked away in the Lumicang Hutong this quiet Buddhist temple has many interesting features, including English interpretation. It can be reach from either Chaoyangmen or Jianguomen subway. The temple complex is known for its associated musical history and is one of the few Ming dynasty...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

A by chance web search landing led us to this quiet little Ming dynasty temple and I am glad it did. Zhihua temple is an out of the way temple without the hoards of tour groups. Although some 'attractions' are gone; a ceiling in a...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Kwfont
Reviewed May 10, 2016

Zhihua Temple is a little temple hidden in the old narrow alleys 10 minutes' walk north of Jianguomen metro station. It was built in Ming Dynasty and sponsored by the most powerful enuch of that time. Now the glories are gone, major ancient buildings are...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank tensaisimon
Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

If you have a hankering to visit temples while in Beijing, this is worth putting on your list. It's smallish and quiet. But there's the charm of it. A beautiful tree shaded set of courtyards with not a tourist in sight will greet you on...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank 888hamm
Reviewed March 16, 2016

It's a 1km walk (15 min) from exit H of the Chaoyangmen metro station on lines 2 or 6. This includes a 15 minute music performance that runs at 10:00 and 15:00. The music has a long history as it is unique to this temple....More

Date of experience: March 2016
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