Yunju Temple

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Yunju Temple



Yunju Temple is located in Fangshan District, in the southwest of Beijing. Covering more than 70,000 square meters, it is 70 kilometers away from the central city. Yunju Temple, together with Shijing Mountains Sutra Caves, and Towers of the Tang and Liao dynasties, constitutes a feature treasury of China's ancient Buddhist culture. In 1961, it was announced to be one of the first Major Historical and Cultural Sites Protected at the National Level by the State Council. In 1992, it was appraised as one of Top Ten Tourist Spots of Beijing. In 1999, it was approved to serve as a place for religious activities. In 2001, it was assessed as AAAA Tourist Attraction.

Yunju Temple was founded in the late Sui Dynasty and early Tang Dynasty. Having experienced several dynasties, it finally includes five courtyards and six halls. On both sides of the halls, there are side halls, temporary imperial palace, and accommodation for monks, with two towers standing opposite each other on the North and South sides. The temple sits toward the east, boasting a grand and splendid architecture. Yunju Temple is a galaxy of Buddhist texts, where scriptures on rocks, papers and boards are reserved. Originated from the Daye period, rock scriptures went through such six dynasties as Sui, Tang, Liao, Jin, Yuan, and Ming for 1039 years. A total of 1122 sections, or 3572 volumes, or 14278 rocks of Buddhist texts were completed, constituting a rare and precious cultural heritage in the world.

Except the three kinds of Buddhist scriptures and Millennium towers, Yunju Temple also cherishes compelling Buddha relic, which, together with Buddha tooth in Badachu Park, Beijing, and Buddha finger in Famen Temple, Xi'an, Shanxi Province, is called "Three Jewels in China".

Yunju Temple is well recognized nationally and internationally, and enjoys the high reputation as a "Great Buddhist Temple in the North". It is exclusive in terms of peaceful geographical environment, fancy and charming scenery, full-bodied Buddhist culture, and "full-course consideration and zero-defect service". Welcome to Yunju Temple.

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