Ancient Temples in Beijing | Yunju Temple

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Yunju Temple is located at the foot of the White Belt Mountain, south of Shuitou Village, Dashiwo Town, Fangshan District, Beijing. The scenery here today has not changed much from a thousand years ago and is still popular. It has a reputation as the "Great Temple in the North" as it undertakes important religious activities.

Yunju Temple is a repository for Buddhist scriptures, and the temple has the "three best" : stone scriptures, paper scriptures and woodblock scriptures. The "stone Buddhist sutra" was originally engraved in the year of Sui Daye (605), when the monk Jing Wan and others carved the sutra in stone to ensure that the correct legislation was followed. Through the Sui, Tang, Liao, Jin, Yuan, Ming, and six dynasties, the sutra engraving enterprise has lasted 1,039 years, engraving 1,122 sutras, 3,572 volumes, and 14,278 blocks. A large-scale engraving with such a lengthy history is a remarkable feat in world cultural history, akin to the Great Wall of civilization and the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal, both of which are uncommon and valuable cultural heritage in the world. It is renowned as "Beijing's Dunhuang" and "the best in the world."

Admission: 40 yuan/person for adults, 20 yuan/person for students and children

Opening Hours: 09:00-16:00 (entry stops at 15:30)

TEL: 010-61389101

Transportation: Take Bus No. F12 and get off at Yunju Temple Station

Address: South of Shuitou Village, Dashiwo Town, Fangshan District, Beijing

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