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Dong Yue Miao (Dongyue Temple)

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Address: No.141 Chaoyangmen Main Street, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100020, China
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08:00 - 18:00
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This Daoist temple was founded in 1322 by followers of the Zhengyi sect.

This Daoist temple was founded in 1322 by followers of the Zhengyi sect.

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very interesting, different insights to other temples and the quietest I've ever known Beijing

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... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2016
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 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 really liked this place. Good for an hours visit in an otherwise very busy bit... More 

Thank GayleUK
Shanghai, China
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 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 and the tourist masses that trample the main sights; virtually there is no one here... More 

Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 5 August 2016

There were only a handful of other people at the temple when we visited. It's one of the few places in Beijing where you can be almost alone. The departments in the courtyards are all very interesting, and also slightly disturbing, including the department of abortion, and something like the department of seven kinds of violent death. The temple staff... More 

Thank Ace6of6Clubs
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

If you are really interested in Chinese culture and mythology I think you would love this. It's basically a temple of the dead and gives you detailed information about each sections of the underworld and what happens to people in the underworld depending on how they lived and died. I think it is interesting to read what the Chinese think... More 

Thank Julianne H
Colchester, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

This is a hidden gem in my opinion. Tucked away on a main road, this temple is a vast complex of worship halls and statues. The entrance fee is minimal but there is so much to see inside. No real food or drink outlets here so take your own. Make the effort to get here, I think it is worth... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 2 April 2016

We visited this temple because it was near our hotel, pretty out-of-the way from the big sights in Beijing. There was hardly anyone else there, making it quiet, peaceful, easy to stroll through and take your time, which was especially nice since we had just been through the Imperial Palace with its crushing crowds. It's hard to describe why this... More 

Thank CLDaming
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Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

If you have time to spare it's a nice temple to go to. It's not as impressive as the lama temple with the architecture and details. However here are interesting statues of the past explaining different 'rooms' of judgement. It was interesting but we went here because the usual Beijing highlights were flooded with Chinese tourists because it was just... More 

Thank Eliana1993
Beijing, China
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Reviewed 9 January 2016

It's a 700 meter walk (10min) from exit A of the Dongdaqiao metro station on line 6. Few tourists visit this temple so it's easily toured. It's a Daoist temple and worshipers are seen making offerings. There's a bonus to visiting since the Beijing Folklore museum is housed in the back of the temple. It's stroller and handicap accessible.

Thank Paulo D
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2015

This Daoist Temple dates back to the 14th Century and is quite expansive. Tucked away in the Chaoyang district, and easily reached by subway (with a bit of a walk), the temple site is a quiet escape from the Beijing action and contains some quite extraordinary artefacts. Usually sparsely filled with worshippers as well as a smattering of tourists, the... More 

Thank Mccm77
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223 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2015

if you are staying in the area then drop by - or if you are on holiday for longer then visit. Quiet place among the noise of inner city Beijing showing the historical setting for taoism.

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