Wanshou Temple (Temple of Longevity)

Wanshou Temple (Temple of Longevity), Beijing

Wanshou Temple (Temple of Longevity)

Wanshou Temple (Temple of Longevity)
3.5

3.5
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Andrew C
London, UK94 contributions
Jan 2018
Well worth the visit if you have time in your schedule. I visited in low season so it was a quiet, relaxed venue to walk around.
Written 2 February 2018
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jo-s
Houthalen, Belgium638 contributions
Jul 2017
We accidently passed this place and went inside.
They had some work going on and denied access to some areas. It's a nice place but can get very crowded.
Written 10 November 2017
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bonanza1973
San Carlos, CA598 contributions
Mar 2016 • Solo
It's a 1.2 km walk (20 min) from exit A of the National Library metro station on line 4 or 9. It's a Buddhist temple and worshipers are seen making offerings. However, no incense and no monks. Red placards are hung along the fence with written blessings. There's a bonus to visiting since the Beijing Art Museum is housed on site. A few English signs with brief details are found on building entrances.

Also, the bathrooms are squatters. Just yucky.

The entrance ticket includes admittance to the Beijing Art Museum. On Wednesdays, the first 200 visitors are free. Otherwise 20 RMB for adults.
Written 9 March 2016
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Maria A
Moscow, Moscow City, Russia10 contributions
Aug 2015
Enjoyed a serene walk across the temple, very quiet, very meditative. You can geght them as you pray at the different scented candles and light them as you pray at the various steps of the Temple. The massive Buddah statue at the very end is indeed impresive
Written 23 February 2016
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NestorParra
Tenerife, Spain1,220 contributions
Dec 2014
Nice place it's a beutifull place. Great country, really its amazing i will back, magnifico pais jna belleza
Written 26 July 2015
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Ryan from BLTguide
Philadelphia, PA23 contributions
Aug 2014
Great place for tourists. Wonderful. Its good first thing in morning. You can watch all the different people.
Written 8 July 2015
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stephen l
Beijing, China39 contributions
Sep 2014 • Couples
This temple is well-worth a visit. It is located on the canal that goes on to the summer palace and the western hills and now is used as an art museum.

A visit can be combined with a walk along the canal (lined by willow trees) in a newly renovated and wonderful park. Come out of the temple and turn right and cross the main road using the bridge to your right. Then you can walk down one side of the canal for around 15 minutes or so until you come to a bridge and cross and come back on the other side. If you visit in the early evening in spring and summer you will also see various groups of Chinese singing and dancing. Particularly worth a visit in the spring and late autumn for the flowers and trees. It is an idyllic place and one that is largely overlooked by foreign tourists.

Probably takes around 1 and a half hours to visit the temple and then a walk along the canal. Well-worth the time.
Written 18 February 2015
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tetelu
Cluj-Napoca, Romania350 contributions
Apr 2012 • Solo
Wanshou temple is one of the most famous ancient temples in western Beijing. It was built in the 5th year under the reign of emperor Wanli of Ming Dynasty (1577)
It is said that the empress Dowager Cixi used to take a rest on the way to the Summer Palace in the temple, where the garden and the buddhist structures are naturally blended.
Now the temple holds the Beijing art museum, which consists of mainly pottery exhibitions.
Don't miss the 100 lucky red bats :)
Written 21 October 2012
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tetelu
Cluj-Napoca, Romania350 contributions
Apr 2012 • Solo
Wanshou temple is one of the most famous ancient temples in western Beijing. It was built in the 5th year under the reign of emperor Wanli of Ming Dynasty (1577)
It is said that the empress Dowager Cixi used to take a rest on the way to the Summer Palace in the temple, where the garden and the buddhist structures are naturally blended.
Now the temple holds the Beijing art museum, which consists of mainly pottery exhibitions.
Don't miss the 100 lucky red bats :)
Written 5 April 2012
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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