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We had an absolutely perfect day with our tour guide - Rogin Luo - who took us for a hike along The Great Wall! Didn't know what to expect and were thrilled to have him as our guide. Very imformative, knowledgable and fun! We go to experience a part of The Great Wall that was unrestored and see all its natural beauty. Got a long history lesson along the way!

After the hike, we all went to lunch at a small place at the bottom of the hill. Located in a house, we ate lunch in the proprietors bedroom! What a hoot! Rogin is the Best of the Best! This tour company delivered for us and we are extremely grateful.

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White Pagoda Temple

White Pagoda Temple

The White Pagoda was built in 1271 during Yuan Dynasty Kublai Khan's reign and owed its beauty to a Nepalese architect. In 1279, the Temple Shengshouman'ansi was erected with an area of 160,000 square meters, the White Pagoda at its center. In 1457, the temple was renovated and renamed Miaoying Temple.

White Pagoda Temple It was refurbished many times during the Ming and Qing Dynasties. However, the temple except for the White Pagoda was destroyed by fire in 1729. After China's liberation, the government took many measures to protect this important historical site. In 1961, State Council listed it as a key national cultural heritage protection site.

There are altogether three Halls in the temple. The first one is exhibits on the history of the temple, as well as a display of several of the priceless Buddhist treasures that were discovered when the Pagoda was being renovated in 1978. The second Hall is an impressive display called the Hall of 10,000 Buddhas.

The Traditional Tibetan Buddha Statue Exhibition: This exhibition is specially put on to celebrate the reopening of the White Pagoda Temple's gate after its renovation. This art palace of Buddhist statues, displays nearly 10,000 traditional Tibetan statues of the Buddha of different styles, dating from the Song dynasty (960-1279) to the Qing dynasty (1644-1911); these figures coming from Tibet and other inland areas.

White Pagoda Temple The History and Culture of the White Pagoda Temple Exhibition: The White Pagoda Temple was originally built in Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) and the White Pagoda was landmark architecture of Dadu (an old name for Beijing), which witnessed the development of China as a united nation of multi-nationalities and the cultural exchanges between China and Nepal. Centered on the historical evolution of the White Pagoda Temple, this exhibition displays precious cultural relics which were found inside the top of the pagoda in 1978, which enable visitors to learn more about the history and culture of the temple.

Add.: No.171, Fuchengmenneidajie, Xicheng District
Tikcet Price: RMB20
Opening Hours: 09:00-16:30
How to get there: Take Bus No. 171, 823, 695, 604,or 42, take off at White Pagoda Stop

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