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The Guangji Temple of Beijing, located on inner Fuchengmen Street, in the Xicheng District, is a renowned Buddhist temple. It is now the headquarters of the Chinese Buddhism Association, and the center to conduct national Buddhist activities.

The history of the Temple can be traced back to Jin Dynasty (1115-1234). But later it was destroyed by war fire. The present temple was originally rebuilt during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), but the structure have undergone three expansions, three fires, and three reconstructions. It now covers an area of 5.766 acres. The major structures in the temple are the main gate, the Heavenly King Hall, Mahavira Hall, Yuantong Hall (or Buddhisattva Hall) and Sutra Hall.

Guangji Temple

The two-storied Sutra Hall of the fourth yard houses the collection of sutras and treasures. It is filled with curiosities that have been given as gifts by friendly Buddhists of other states, and over 100,000 volumes of sutras. Amongst these, the sutras written in blood from the Song (960-1279) and Ming Dynasties are especially precious.

Address(English):No.31, Yaer Hutong, Gulou Avenue , Xicheng District, Beijing China
How to get there:

Take Subway Line 4 and get off at Xisi Station and get out of the station from Exit A (northwest station) , then walk northwest.

Take bus No.13, 42, 102, 603, 604, 685, 823 or 846 and get off at Xisi Crossing West Station

Other information:

Tickets: Free

Opening Hours: 08:40 to 17:30
Recommended Time for a Visit: One and a half hours

Tel: (86-10) 6403-5035,(86-10) 6404-0496,(86-10) 6405-8615

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