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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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  • Ancient temple, perfect for a stroll in exotic surroundings. Entry-10 Yuan. Inside-many statues, Temple structures. People a little.
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  • East and North Chaoyang District, feels the atmosphere of Chinese red pillars and walls. We have to learn about Taoism in China, to see the room and walked into the long corridor at the buildings on both sides.
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  • This is Taoist North Chaoyang District is located. Building the leading religion in China, such as bright red, blue and gold landscape, Indigo design, gate will feel a big presence. During and strangely relaxed and visited the buildings and monuments, statues, etc.
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  • This is one of the most interesting temples in Beijing, interesting depictions of Daoist hell and awesome steles.
  • 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.
  • This temple brings another interesting perspective on Chinese religion. All the depictions of gods and spirits is an amazing window into this very peculiar...
  • Taoist positive one in HuaBei, China's largest road view (Taoist temple) Temple is famous. It's lots of statues of 76 Museum is in the building, but the most prominent. From the taxi 2, line 6, line chaoyangmen station morning Sun City, East approximately 800 m.
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