No.9 Dajue Temple Road, West Mountain, Beianhe County, Haidian District, Beijing
: Northwest of Tiananmen
: 45.1 km away from the city center Tiananmen Square
Bus No.633 at Dajue Temple Station
Dajue Temple was first built in 1068. Dajue Temple is also called one of the three Flower Temple in Beijing. There are 160 ancient trees including 1,000 year-old ginkgo biloba, 300 year-old magnolia.
A kindhearted man Deng Conggui funded to build a Temple in 1068 in Liao Dynasty and carved Da Zang Sutra. The temple was first called Qingshui Temple.
In Jin Dynasty, the Temple became the royal temporary dwelling palace.
In the year 1428, it was renamed Dajue Temple.
It was renovated in 1446 and 1478 both in Ming Dynasty.
In the end of Ming dynasty, the temple was ruined.
In the period of Emperor Kang Xi in Qing dynasty, the temple was renovated by Prince Yong. Siyi Palace and Lingyao Pavilion were constructed.
In the period of Qian Long, the temple was renovated in 1747. Sheli Tower was constructed and the nowadays pattern was formed.
In 1930, the mountain gate was hit by thunder and ruined.
At the beginning of People's Republic of China, the temple was barren and some of the palaces were ruined.
In 1952, Beijing Forestry Institute was constructed here and the temple was taken as the temporary school premises.
In 1972, the statue of III Buddhas was moved into Dajue Temple.
In August 1979, Dajue Temple was listed into the second Historical Relics Units.
In 1988, Dajue Temple was transferred to Beijing Municipal Administration of Cultural Heritage.
On April 10, 1992, Dajue Temple was officially opened to the public.
In November 2003, it was renovated and the Buddhas statues were repaired.
On May 25, 2006, as the ancient architecture from Ming and Qing Dynasty, Dajue Temple was listed into the sixth National Key Cultural Protection Units.
Magnolia in Dajue Temple, lilac in Fayuan Temple and Peony in Chongxiao Temple bring Three Flower Temples to Beijing.
The Eight Greats is the main scenery in Dajue Temple:
Fragrance of the magnolia in the ancient temple
Thousand-year Ginkgo Biloba
Old vine with cypress around
Old vine with buckthorn around
Spring water of Ling Spring
Ancient tablet of Ming dynasty
Cypress holding the tower
Crystal clear Spring Water
08:30 - 17:00
1. Dietary Guideline:
Views from Travelers
There is a Shaoxing cuisine with per capita consumption of 60 RMB. You can enjoy Shaoxing yellow rice wine in this restaurant.
You can also choose the fresh local delicacy in the villages nearby.
2. Dajue Temple is famous for its ancient magnolia. It holds Magnolia Culture Festival every Spring. The flowering period lasts about one week and at the same time, visitors can enjoy not only the blooming magnolia of 300 years old, but also the magnolia culture exhibition with folk music and the tea art show.
It's really a quiet place for the peace of your heart. We drove there. The magnolia and ginkgo are the main features there. Many people went there to pray.
Driving there is a perfect choice. All temples are good place for inner peace. If time permits, you can also drink tea. There are also vegetarian restaurant and guests room.
This is not a large place but very quiet. The ginkgo there shocked us! Too beautiful!
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