The "three temples and one tower" scenic spot is the only architectural complex integrating three religions in China.
The Grand Canal Forest Park is a newly developed country park in Beijing, with six scenic areas and eighteen scenic spots.
Three temples and one tower
The "three temples and one tower" scenic spot is the only architectural complex integrating three religions in China, also known as "Three Religions Temple", which is composed of three independent temples. The "three temples and one tower" refers to Confucian Temple (Confucian School, also known as School Palace), Ziqing Palace (commonly known as Honghai'er Temple), lighthouse and its attached Youshengjiao Temple. Among the three temples, the Confucian Temple is the largest one in the front. It was founded in the second year of Dade of the Yuan Dynasty (1298), four years earlier than the Confucian Temple in Beijing. The layout of the Three Religions Temple reflects the history of the gradual integration of Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism, and shows the mentality of mutual recognition. It is not only a history of religions but also a history of thoughts.
The Grand Canal Forest Park
The Grand Canal Tongzhou Forest Park is located on both sides of the North Canal of Tongzhou New Town, Beijing. It starts from Lutong Bridge on the Sixth Ring Road in the north to Wuyao Bridge in the south. The total length of the river is about 8.6km. Along both sides of the river, there are several attractive scenic spots with beautiful views everywhere.
You can cycle in the Grand Canal Forest Park.
You can take a mat to have a picnic in the Grand Canal Forest Park.