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Fayuan Si - Buddhist Temple, Beijing

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  • Far away from the crowds, rarely visited by tourists, is this peaceful old temple. It's not difficult to get to - about 15 minutes walk through the hutong from the nearest subway station (Caishikou). ...  more »
  • This temple is a bit out of the main tourist attractions (line 4, Caishikou exit D and then quite a long walk) and it's not particularly beautiful although very old and historic. I found my visit wort...  more »
  • It's a 1 km walk (15min) from exit D of the Caishikou metro station on line 4. This is active Buddhist temple and you'll see monks strolling the grounds and worshipers burning incense. Most exhibit ar...  more »
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  • Fayuan Temple is famous for its Clove, and it is one of the Three Flower Temples. I suggest that you visit here in the beginning of April, when we Chinese having the "Qingming Festival". At that time, the Cloves blossom, and whole temple is filled with the fragrance of Clove. Besides, there are many cats, and they seemed not afraid of people, lovely creatures:)
  • It's a 1 km walk (15min) from exit D of the Caishikou metro station on line 4. This is active Buddhist temple and you'll see monks strolling the grounds and worshipers burning incense. Most exhibit areas are closed, thus I think there is reduced gate fee of 5 RMB. Of all the temples I visited, this temple alone had 4 beggars at the front entrance. One beggar sat at the steps of the ticket office, and he helped me identify that it was the ticket booth as there is no sign to indicate ticket sales. There must have been no tourist activity since I tapped the window to wake the ticket agent. He seemed in a deep sleep. I ventured into the open spaces and open doorways without any map or signs to mark the way as there are no English signs within grounds to indicate the landmarks. The bell and drum towers were closed. Mainly, the buildings in the center were open. these were buildings of worship with knee pads set in the front for worshipers to bow. There are a few cats roam the area.
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  • FA Yuan SI Qian, also known as minzhongsi, located near caishikou Jiao Zi Hutong, Xicheng District, Beijing, China southern tip, is the oldest surviving Buddhist temple in Beijing. Collection of a large number of Buddhist scriptures, statues and carved stone in the temple, now for the Chinese College of Buddhist and Chinese Buddhist library and Museum are located. In 2001, the FA Yuan SI Qian was released by the State Council of the PRC is the fifth one of China's key national heritage conservation units.
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  • Have always liked where worship prayer, cleaned up the soul. Incense is Mong Kok, could let people calm down to, recommended to the faith of Buddhist friends.
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