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Zhihua Temple

No.5 Lumicang Hu Tong, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100010, China
+86 10 6525 3670
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a shining pearl in Beijing

ZhiHua Temple is a very small temple in Beijing, but it's my favorite place. This temple was built... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Loulou K
Fascinating old temple

Not really promoted on tourist sites, this is well worth hunting down. The temple is behind an... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2016
colinbrown855
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No.5 Lumicang Hu Tong, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100010, China
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Reviewed 14 March 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

Thank Loulou K
Reviewed 28 September 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

1  Thank colinbrown855
Reviewed 18 July 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

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Reviewed 22 May 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

Thank Kwfont
Reviewed 10 May 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

Thank tensaisimon
Reviewed 20 March 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

Thank Ham M
Reviewed 16 March 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

Thank Paulo D
Reviewed 4 November 2015

The different halls are more or less empty because the Buddha statues and the art work was sold(?) to regional museums in the US. So there is absolutely no religions life going on in there. The live music performances are short and sounds for me...More

Thank Christoph_KetCh
Reviewed 19 July 2015

I enjoyed this temple for many reasons one was that few people go here. It is not right next to other sites. It is about a mile walk from the ancient observatory. Inside the temple there are large figures that beautifully painted.

Thank Asiantraveler53
Reviewed 18 April 2015

The Zhihua temple retains what is, apparently, the only temple music troupe performing Ming dynasty music. During the 2014 Ming exhibition at the British Museum in London this troupe were brought over to play. In November 2014 there was a morning and afternoon performance lasting...More

1  Thank Josh H
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