Pool and Mulberry Tree Temple (Tanzhe Si), Beijing

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Among the earliest Buddhist shrines in China, Pool and Mulberry Tree Temple (Tanzhe Si) features halls, courtyards, and altars, arranged along the central axis and built during Ming and Qing dynasties. A large bronze pot in front of the main hall was used by monks for preparation of food. In the courtyard behind the hall grows a pair of gingko trees--the emperor tree and the empress tree. Legend has it that the emperor tree grew a new branch each time a new Qing ruler came to the throne. A tall pavilion with a brick roof carved with images of dragons and phoenixes, as well as a 1.46 m (4.79 ft) long green stone fish carved from a huge meteorite deserve your attention. Add Pool and Mulberry Tree Temple (Tanzhe Si) and other attractions to your Beijing trip itinerary using our Beijing itinerary planning website .
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  • As we continue to explore the outskirts of Beijing we spent one afternoon here by the Hill top temple. It is the perfect place to get some exercise as there are more than a few steps to get to the top...  more »
  • I was taken here by my Chinese hosts. The visit lasted about 1.5 hours. The temple was impressive but note there are a few steps to climb up and down. The views from the top are great as the temple is...  more »
  • Explore the spring flower is very good, two qiaoyulan just grow bud, the temple has many ancient trees, gold inlaid jade bamboo is also very special, is a lot of selling Buddhist supplies Ah, this feeling bad
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