Reclining Buddha

Reclining Buddha Temple is an attractive travel spot in Beijing. It is located on the eastern side of the Fragrant Hills in the western suburb of Beijing. The temple was first built during the Zhenguan period (627-249) of the Tang Dynasty, when it was also known as the Temple of Peaceful Longevity (Shou' ansi). There was a Reclining Buddha carved by sandalwood in the temple in Tang Dynasty. Later, in order to accommodate a large bronze reclining Buddha, weighing 25,000kg of bronze and cast in 1320, the temple was enlarged in the Yuan Dynasty. Reclining Buddha Temple compound is built on an enormous scale. Covered galleries and auxiliary halls to create a completely enclosed series of courtyards link four large halls aligned along the central axis.
The first structure, the shanmen, serves as the main gate. There stands a glazed tile ornamental archway, and inside is a bell tower and a drum tower flank a semi-circular pool. The second large building of Reclining Buddha Temple is the Devaraja Hall (Hall of the Heavenly Kings).The third one and the most important hall is the Hall of the Reclining Buddha. Here are some guide information for your tour to Reclining Buddha Temple: Admission Fee: CNY 5, but CNY 10 is required to enter the Botanical Garden, Openning Hours: 09:00 – 21:00. Contact Number: 86-10-62591209

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