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Wanshou Temple (Temple of Longevity), Beijing

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The Wanshou Temple is a temple located at the Suzhou Jie in Beijing. In addition to being a Buddhist temple, the Wanshou Temple also houses the Beijing Art Museum .It was built in 1577 during the Wanli era of the Ming dynasty to store Chinese Buddhist scriptures; it also later became a permanent celebration place for the imperial families of the Ming and Qing dynasties.The Wanshou Temple was known as one of Beijing's most important temples, and it was declared as one of Beijing's "Key Cultural Heritage of Preservation" in August 1979. The Beijing Art Museum housed in the Wanshou Temple has also collected and preserved precious historical relics such as bronze and jade articles of Shang and Zhou dynasties, and ancient art treasures such as porcelains, earthenwares, enamels, carved lacquer ware, ivory carving, wood carving, and many relics from past dynasties; it has a permanent collection of 70,000 items.Among the most important items displayed in the museum includes Chinese paintings and calligraphies from the Ming and Qing Dynasties since 1368 A.D, Chinese weavings and embroideries of Ming and Qing Dynasties, and ancient coins of China and foreign countries. Modern Chinese, Japanese and other Asian arts and crafts and paintings are also displayed in the museum.
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  • 坐落在通往颐和园的运河道边,现在还可感叹河道宽阔,沿途都是老房子,回想晚晴一路多少寺庙,如今只剩万寿一座。曾经之皇家门面辉煌,规模不小,后院古树沧桑,现在已经完全变身为艺术博物馆,不能拜拜。  more »
  • 万寿寺本身是一座古寺,里面还有北京艺术博物馆。但遗憾的是现在里面展出的艺术品少得可怜,只有古寺建筑可看。秋天到了,后院里一棵古老高大的银杏树有一部分变得金黄,映衬着古寺的建筑,很好看。  more »
  • Beautiful temple with an atmosphere of calmness and tranquility, beautiful pagodas and unusually intimate. I advise to visit, if you were in Beijing many times! Really liked it.
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  • It's a 1.2 km walk (20 min) from exit A of the National Library metro station on line 4 or 9. It's a Buddhist temple and worshipers are seen making offerings. However, no incense and no monks. Red placards are hung along the fence with written blessings. There's a bonus to visiting since the Beijing Art Museum is housed on site. A few English signs with brief details are found on building entrances. Also, the bathrooms are squatters. Just yucky. The entrance ticket includes admittance to the Beijing Art Museum. On Wednesdays, the first 200 visitors are free. Otherwise 20 RMB for adults.
  • 挺幽静的地方 游客不多 有空可以一去

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