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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  • 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 »
  • Probe into Chun hua Kai well, two qiaoyulan just long bud, there are many old trees in the temple, Jin xiangyu bamboo is also very special, selling Buddhist articles is much better, it feels good
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  • Tanzhe temple at first and then the city of Beijing, the saying confirms the tanzhe Temple and old. Tanzhe Temple is located in the western suburbs of Beijing's mentougou district, offering strong, nearby attractions are numerous. Area in front of a hotel, food is vegetarian
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