Azure Clouds Temple

Azure Clouds Temple

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Azure Clouds Temple

Introduction: IntroductionThe Temple of Azure Clouds, or Biyun Si, lies at the foot of the Western Hills. I..

Tickets:Azure Clouds temple fee and opening hoursAdmission 10yuan, 5yuan/studentOpening hour 6:00-

Travel Tips:Tips1.Please respect the habitude when visiting the temple. Respect bonze in the temple.2.Do n..

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Azure Clouds Temple Introduction

The Temple of Azure Clouds, or Biyun Si, lies at the foot of the Western Hills. Its landmark the Diamond Throne Pagoda can be seen towering amidst green trees from a far distance. The Temple was first built in 1366 before the collapse of the Yuan Dynasty. Under the Ming two powerful eunuchs, Yu Jing and Wei Zhongxian, had it expanded at various periods, trying to make it their burial ground, but they didn't succeed. In 1748 during the Qing Dynasty, large-scale construction work was done.

Azure Clouds Temple Features

The Hall of Arhats designed after the Jingci Monastery in Hangzhou and the Diamond Throne Pagoda at the rear of the temple were built in that period. Before liberation, the buildings in the temple were quite rundown. Since 1954, they have been renovated and painted anew, and Sun Yat-sen Memoriai Hall was rebuilt to pay tribute to this great pioneer of the Chinese revolution. Entering the gate you can see the Bell Tower and the Drum Tower, o­ne o­n each side.Wei Zhongxian cleverly rose to power by obtaining a position as purveyor of food to the concubine of Emperor Wanli's son, and later, in the 1620s, dominated the court life of Wanli's grandson. At the peak of his influence, Wei Zhongxian was able to publish historical works bilittling his bureaucratic enemies, and to order that temples in his honour be erected all across China.

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Azure Clouds temple fee and opening hours
Admission 10yuan, 5yuan/student
Opening hour 6:00-18:00

Azure Clouds Temple Transporation

Bus 331, 904, 737, 714, 833, 733, 318, 360, mini-23, mini-66. There are two main visitor entrances o­n Xiangshan Nanlu and Xiangyi Lu.
car :From Summer Palace: Continue straight o¬nto Xiangyi Lu and drive 10 kilometers and turn right to the parking lot.
From the Fifth Circle Highway :
Exit at Fragrant Hill; drive 0.8 kilometers and turn right to the parking lot. 

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