Pool and Mulberry Tree Temple (Tanzhe Si), Beijing

#26 of 209 in Historic Sites in Beijing
Religious Site · Historic Site
Among the earliest Buddhist shrines in China, Pool and Mulberry Tree Temple (Tanzhe Si) features halls, courtyards, and altars, arranged along the central axis and built during Ming and Qing dynasties. A large bronze pot in front of the main hall was used by monks for preparation of food. In the courtyard behind the hall grows a pair of gingko trees--the emperor tree and the empress tree. Legend has it that the emperor tree grew a new branch each time a new Qing ruler came to the throne. A tall pavilion with a brick roof carved with images of dragons and phoenixes, as well as a 1.46 m (4.79 ft) long green stone fish carved from a huge meteorite deserve your attention. Add Pool and Mulberry Tree Temple (Tanzhe Si) and other attractions to your Beijing trip itinerary using our Beijing itinerary planning website.
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  • This temple in the western suburbs of Beijing is not just another temple. It is indeed quite beautiful. But its originality is that it is built on the side of a mountain. When you walk up from one...  more »
  • Considering the travel time needed on the subway to get to Pingguoyuan Station and from there a very long bus ride of 1.5hrs where the local bus stopped at so many stops just to get here, I didnt...  more »
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