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Zhihua Temple

No.5 Lumicang Hu Tong, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100010, China
+86 10 6525 3670
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If you're unlucky enough to have timed your visit to China for October 2017, be aware that even... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
a shining pearl in Beijing

ZhiHua Temple is a very small temple in Beijing, but it's my favorite place. This temple was built... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Loulou K
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No.5 Lumicang Hu Tong, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100010, China
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

If you're unlucky enough to have timed your visit to China for October 2017, be aware that even after the Golden Week Holiday ends, Beijing will still have a vast number of sites unavailable. The Communist Party Congress is in town until the end of...More

1  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed 14 March 2017

ZhiHua Temple is a very small temple in Beijing, but it's my favorite place. This temple was built in 1444, is a rare Ming style building existe still in Beijing. Its music is the world cultural heritage, there are 2 small concert of this ancient...More

Thank Loulou K
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Not really promoted on tourist sites, this is well worth hunting down. The temple is behind an unassuming gate in an unassuming hutong. It contains a unique octagonal library for storing religious texts, and a wonderful unrestored ceiling. Most days there are performances of traditional...More

1  Thank colinbrown855
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Tucked away in the Lumicang Hutong this quiet Buddhist temple has many interesting features, including English interpretation. It can be reach from either Chaoyangmen or Jianguomen subway. The temple complex is known for its associated musical history and is one of the few Ming dynasty...More

Thank kimlG6502DB
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

A by chance web search landing led us to this quiet little Ming dynasty temple and I am glad it did. Zhihua temple is an out of the way temple without the hoards of tour groups. Although some 'attractions' are gone; a ceiling in a...More

Thank Kwfont
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Zhihua Temple is a little temple hidden in the old narrow alleys 10 minutes' walk north of Jianguomen metro station. It was built in Ming Dynasty and sponsored by the most powerful enuch of that time. Now the glories are gone, major ancient buildings are...More

Thank tensaisimon
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

If you have a hankering to visit temples while in Beijing, this is worth putting on your list. It's smallish and quiet. But there's the charm of it. A beautiful tree shaded set of courtyards with not a tourist in sight will greet you on...More

Thank Ham M
Reviewed 16 March 2016

It's a 1km walk (15 min) from exit H of the Chaoyangmen metro station on lines 2 or 6. This includes a 15 minute music performance that runs at 10:00 and 15:00. The music has a long history as it is unique to this temple....More

Thank Paulo D
Reviewed 4 November 2015

The different halls are more or less empty because the Buddha statues and the art work was sold(?) to regional museums in the US. So there is absolutely no religions life going on in there. The live music performances are short and sounds for me...More

Thank Christoph_KetCh
Reviewed 19 July 2015

I enjoyed this temple for many reasons one was that few people go here. It is not right next to other sites. It is about a mile walk from the ancient observatory. Inside the temple there are large figures that beautifully painted.

Thank Asiantraveler53
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