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Ordination Terrace Temple

Ordination Terrace Temple, also known as Jietai Si or Jietai Temple, the temple of the altar, located at Ma'anshan in the Western Hills about 35 kilometers west of Beijing, was originally built in 622 AD in the Tang Dynasty and has a history of over 1400. The temple is a nice place for buddhists or non-buddhists to travel to and visit. It was known as Wisdom Accumulation Temple in the past, with several renovations and many names since after. A monk named Fa Jun built in the reign of Xianyong of the Liao Dynasty built the altar here. The Ordination Terrace Temple was called Wanshou in the reign of Zhengtong Emperor in Ming Dynasty.
Its current name derives from the altar that was built to ordain new monks there which also gives the temple the nickname of Jietaisi which means "the place for selecting Buddhas" in Chinese. The Ordination Terrace Temple is the largest one of the Three Altars in China, with the other two beijing Zhaoqing Temple in Hangzhou and Kaiyuan Temple in Quanzhou. Most of the buildings currently at the temple were built during the Qing Dynasty. Here's some guide information of the Ordination Terrace Temple Contact number: 86 10 69806611   Tickets: CNY35  Opening hours: 08:00 - 17:30 in summer; 08:00–17:00 in winter

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