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“Closed for refurb”

Temple of the White Dagoba (Baita Si)
Ranked #163 of 1,606 things to do in Beijing
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Owner description: At 167 feet tall, this temple is the largest Tibetan dagoba (also called pagoda) in China, and displays artifacts unearthed from the site in a 1976 earthquake.
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“Closed for refurb”
Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

Its closed for a refurb, the guard said it will be open again sometime in 2014, check it is open before you go!.............

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Daly City, California, United States
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“Great view of the forbidden City here”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

If you go at the very top of this white pagoda/stupa and look down to the south you'll see the forbidden city and will have a great opportunity to take a picture.

It cost another 15 rmb to get to the top though and besides seeing some buddhist carvings into the temple of the white Dagoba there's nothing else that's really special.

Also, I guess if you want to be alone and have some peace and quiet while looking at the city this is the place to be.

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If you go to Bei Hai park this is somewhere you must go.
Go to the top to take a picture of the forbidden city

Visited April 2013
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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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“Peaceful”
Reviewed March 23, 2013

This is one of the temples you have the chance to be alone, with your thoughts, to meditate a little bit, or just to take some pictures without worrying about other tourists.
I was quite alone there and it was a great feeling
The big white stupa was being restored at that time.
After, spend some time on the closer streets, and maybe have a traditional chinese snack.

Visited September 2012
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Beijing, China
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“A minor site but worth visiting if in the area”
Reviewed September 22, 2012

The big draw is the stupa, which is unusual in Beijing, but I think the little museum/gallery running down the side provides some interesting insights into the place. It benefits from having reasonable English legends and a variety of artefacts and models, a little different than many other temples. Of course, there are the usual temple buildings themselves replete with various altars and decoration of a type that can be found in more popular sites. Here, though, the lack of tourists might come as a welcome relief from the overcrowded attractions.

Easily accessible by subway or bus, other equally less visited places in the immediate vicinity include the Lu Xun museum, the Geological museum, and Guangji Temple, and for those with extra time in Beijing these might make for interesting stops on a walk back towards Houhai from Fuchengmen.

Visited August 2012
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Rancho Cucamonga
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“Great history”
Reviewed March 20, 2012

While not much of a tourist attraction, we really enjoyed this serene temple complex. Inside the temples it was amazing to see the beautiful statues of Buddahs & the people praying to them. It was nice for our children to see the those worshipping and to respect their reverent moments. It was so peaceful. We didn't see any tourists, which we liked. The locals were so kind. Our kids liked ringing the giant bell or 1 yuan each, approx 20 cents.

Visited March 2012
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