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The Five-Pagoda Temple is situated about 200 meters to the northwest of Beijing Zoo in Haidian District. First construncted in Ming Dynasty then repaired and renovated in 1761, this tenple was  burned to the ground in late Qing Dynasty, the only extant relic is the monumental diamond throne pagoda.

The structure of the five pagodas is known in Buddhist terminology as the "diamond throne pagoda" style, where five small pagodas stand on a large square foundation known as the "throne." This architectural form was introduced to China by an Indian monk in the early 15th century. However the architectural style of the temple is no mere imitation of its Indian prototype, but displays bold innovations: the height of the throne foundation was raised, the height of the pagodas was reduced, and typical Chinese glazed tiles were added

Five pagodas standing side by side on the seat, the central one has seven stories while the rest on the four corners are all five-story high. In the first floor of these pagodas, there are brick carvings of Buddha, Bodhisattva, Bodhi trees and so on. While in the floors above there are a great number of niches for statues of Buddha in different shapes totaling 1563. In addition, an astronomical chart and two Buddhism pictures are carved delicately onto a wall behind the pagodas, which are valuable cultural relics.

Beijing Five Pagoda Temple

Address(English):No.24, Wutasi Cun, Baishiqiao Bridge, Haidian District, Beijing China
Address(Chinese):
How to get there:

Subway
Take Subway Line 4 and get off at Beijing Zoo Station then get out of the station from Exit A  and walk north.

Bus route
Take bus No 27, 320, 332, 717, 941,601, 612 or Trolley-bus No.102, 103, 105 or 111

Other information:

Entry ticket: CNY20

Opening hours: 9:00 -16:00

Tel: (86-10) 6217-3543.

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