Wanshou Temple (Temple of Longevity), Beijing

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The Wanshou Temple is a temple located at the Suzhoujie in Haidian District, 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 calligraphy from the Ming and Qing dynasties since 1368, Chinese weavings and embroideries of the Ming and Qing dynasties, and ancient coins of China and other countries. Modern Chinese, Japanese and other Asian arts and crafts and paintings are also displayed in the museum.
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  • Located to the side of the Canal in the summer palace, now also lamented the river wide, along the way are old House back warm all the way to the temple, now only the longevity of a. Once Royal facade of a brilliant, not small in scale, vicissitudes of the ancient tree in the backyard, now fully transformed art museums, not goodbye.
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  • Wanshou Temple is an ancient temple itself, there is also the Beijing Art Museum. But unfortunately now it displayed works of art less, only old buildings to be seen. Autumn has come, back yard an old Ginkgo tree some tall becomes Golden, against the ancient temple architecture, it looks great.
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  • 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.
  • In the Museum. Good feelings come walking from the National Library station, but weather permitting, no. 10 line length Spring station along the river walk. Is a few allspice is planted.
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  • Wanshou Temple is located in 121th, Wanshou road, Haidian District, Beijing, is a Chinese Buddhist temple as a national key cultural relics protection units, now the Beijing Art Museum.
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  • Very quiet place not many tourists are free to
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