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The Temple of Recumbent Buddha is located about 20 kilometers from Beijing and is near the Temple of Azure Clouds at the north foot of Xishan (Western Hill). The Temple of Recumbent Buddha is a Buddhist Temple and one of the famous ancient temples in Beijing. There is a bronze recumbent Buddha inside the Temple, which is how it received the name Temple of Recumbent Buddha.

This Temple had many names before, but now is commonly referred to as the Temple of Recumbent Buddha. In its whole layout, the Temple starts from the front entrance gate, stretching north with four successive halls flanked by porches, side halls, parlors and abbot's room, which together form three connected courtyards. The main buildings from south to north are: Hall for Four Heavenly King, Hall for Three Buddhas and Hall for Recumbent Buddha.

Temple of Recumbent Buddha

The Recumbent Buddha's Hall is the most important hall in the Temple. The present hall is the one built in the Jin Dynasty (1115A.D. - 1234A.D.). The temple underwent further construction during the Yuan Dynasty (1271 A.D.- 1368A.D.). The recumbent Buddha inside the Hall is the statue of Sakyamuni, which is five meters long and weighs 54 tons, was built in 1321A.D. during the Yuan Dynasty.

Address(English):North of West Hill, Haidian District, Beijing China
How to get there:


Take bus No. 331, 505, 630, 634, 696 or Yuntong 112 and get off at Wofo Temple Station.

Other information:

Admission Fee: CNY5

Opening Hours: 08:10 to 16:30

Tel: (86-10) 6259-1283

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