Dong Yue Miao (Dongyue Temple), Beijing

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The Temple of the Eastern Peak in Beijing is a Taoist temple in the Chaowai area, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China. The temple is dedicated to the Great Deity of the Eastern Peak. "Eastern Peak" is the cosmological name of Mount Tai, the easternmost and holiest of the Five Sacred Mountains of China. Founded during the Yuan dynasty, the Eastern Peak Temple is the largest temple of Zhengyi Taoism in Beijing and protected as a national cultural spot. The temple also hosts the Beijing Folk Customs Museum.HistoryThe Eastern Peak Temple was founded in 1319. Zhang Liusun (1248-1321), a Yuan dynasty official and descendant of the Daoist Zhang Daoling, raised money and acquired the land for the temple, but died shortly afterwards. His disciple, the Daoist master Wu Quanjie (1269-1346) continued the construction. In 1322, the main halls and the main gate were completed. The temple was repaired and given its present name in 1447 during the reign of the Zhengtong Emperor in the Ming dynasty. During the Qing dynasty, the temple was rebuilt twice, in 1698 during the reign of the Kangxi Emperor and again in 1761 during the reign of the Qianlong Emperor. The temple also underwent expansion during the Qing dynasty.
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  • The view to the temple shows us how the religion and philosophy Taioista is present in Chinese culture. The architecture, the colors and the histoória are counted in Chinese and in English through small informational texts. It is worth remembering that the site is an active Temple so worth having the respect and care that we would have in any holy place.
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  • I visited this temple as it is near to my hotel. Located in the city center, this temple is under visited by tourists. When i was there, less than 10 visitors wandered around. With 10yuan entrance fee...  more »
  • Really original Taoist temple in downtown Beijing. It seems quite small from outside but after getting in you will find enormous 2 courtyards with hips of small room/departments for every god and so m...  more »
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  • This is one of the most interesting temples in Beijing, interesting depictions of Daoist hell and awesome steles.
  • My favourite temple in Beijing, lots to see and there's a mall not too far for lunch ;)
  • This Temple is for King Dongyue and his family. It has many statues and stands out against surrounding modern buildings. The ticket is ¥10(the East entrance). If you want to hire a tourist guide, you can buy tickets at the West entrance, ¥40. The WC is at the rear of the Temple.
  • 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.
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