Based on humanity's attempt to explain the universe and natural phenomena, Religion has been defined as a system of beliefs. Religion often influences a person’s world outlook, outlook on life and values. Culture has been defined as the system of shared beliefs, values, customs and behaviors that people use to deal with their world. And it can be transmitted from generation to generation through learning. During this Beijing tour, let us feel different culture of religious.
As one of the key historic sites under national protection, Lama Temple is one of the largest lamaseries of Tibetan Buddhism that remain in Beijing. Boasts a time-honored history of almost 1,700 years, originally Lama Temple was the residence of Emperor Yongzheng before he was crowned. In the years of Qianlong it was changed into a lamasery, and began to serve as the headquarters of the Qing government's administration of Tibetan Buddhism affairs.
Now Lama Temple attracts large number of tourists from all over the world with the mysterious, splendor, and profundity of the culture it embodies.
The Tanzhe Temple
Located in Mentougou District of Beijing, The Tanzhe Temple is about 30 kilometers away from downtown Beijing. With 943 buildings, including 638 ancient architectural halls, the Tanzhe Temple maintains the styles and traits dating back to the Ming and Qing Dynasties. As the largest ancient temple complex in suburb Beijing, the entire complex fully shows the ancient Chinese aesthetic principles. The Tanzhe Temple is a must for your Beijing tour.
Located on the Cuiwei Mountain, Fahai Templ is about two kilometers northeast of Moshikou, Beijing. The main constructions are respectively built on three terraces. Fahai Temple is noted for its murals, which are represented by the mural painting the auspicious clouds. These paintings all adopt the traditional Chinese realistic painting method characterized by fine brush work and close attention in detail.
Located south of Shangfang Mountains, The Yunju Temple is an ancient complex and was built around limestone caves. There you would find a shrine and two bone fragments at the site. It is that they belong to Siddhartha Gautama, the founder of Buddhism. The Yunju Temple has draw large crowds to the site when they travel in Beijing.
With the main complex of Jietai Temple liberally dotted with ancient pines, Jietai Temple is a tree lover's delight. During your Beijing tour, you would likely encounter tour guides with tales of ancient trees in temple courtyards. Inside the JietaiTemple, you will find one of the most famous trees: Jiulong PineTree. Jiulong PineTree is said to be more than 1,300 years old.
Reclining Buddha Temple
Reclining Buddha Temple is located on the eastern side of Fragrant Hills. The 5.2-metre-long Reclining Buddha depicts Sakyamuni, the founder of Buddhism. There are12 sculptures around it, give the deep sorrow of Sakyamuni's 12 disciples.
Through this Beijing tour, we hope you could have a deep understanding of different culture of religious.