Mobile Version

A non-profit website supervised by the Beijing Municipal Culture and Tourism Bureau

Palace Museum exhibition focuses on Yunju Temple's history


An exhibition Miracle of Chinese Culture: History and Culture of Yunju Temple kicked off in the Palace Museum in Beijing on Tuesday to display the relics from a renowned ancient temple on the outskirt of the capital city.

The Yunju Temple, which was built during the Sui Dynasty (581-618), is famed worldwide for its 14,278 stones inscribed with Buddhist scriptures Tripitaka. From the Sui Dynasty until the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), monks carved 1,122 sutras there amounting to 3,572 volumes.

The exhibits, including stone scriptures from the Tang Dynasty (618-907), printed sutras from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and wood printing panels from the Qing Dynasty, had never left the temple before.

The Yunju Temple and its nearby well-preserved architecture from the Tang and Liao (916-1125) dynasties, is an important Buddhist site. The temple was included in New China's first list of national-level cultural relic sites under key protection, released in 1961.

The exhibition runs through Oct 19.

China Daily

Recommended Tours

Beijing Tourism WeChat

Scan the QR Code to Follow

About us|Contact us

Copyright © 2002-2020, All Rights Reserved