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碧云寺 北京 Temple of Azure Clouds Fragrant Hills Beijing

碧云寺 北京 Temple of Azure Clouds Fragrant Hills Beijing

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The Temple of Azure Clouds (Chinese: 碧云寺; pinyin: Bìyún Sì), is a Buddhist temple located in the eastern part of the Western Hills, just outside the north gate of Fragrant Hills Park (Xiangshan Gongyuan), in the Haidian District, a northwestern suburb of Beijing, China, approximately 20 km from the city center. It was built in the 14th century (possibly in 1331), during the Yuan Dynasty (1271–1368) and was expanded in 1748.

The temple, which is built on six different levels over an elevation of nearly 100 meters, is known for its fine scenery. The temple also includes the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, which is located at the center of the temple complex. Two other prominent features are the Arhats Hall and the Vajrasana Pagoda. [link]

碧云寺
碧云寺位于北京海淀区香山东麓,原静宜园北部,始建于元至顺二年(1331年),原称碧云庵。明正德、天启年间(1271-1368)和清乾隆年间(1736-1795)先后整修和扩建,成为现在的规模。[link]

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thank you for such an extraordinary glimpse into chinese culture.
very beautiful shots.
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