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Pool and Mulberry Tree Temple (Tanzhe Si)

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Address: Western Hills, 48km (30 miles) W of Beijing, Beijing, China
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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This Buddhist temple dates back 1,600 years and is surrounded by peaceful...

This Buddhist temple dates back 1,600 years and is surrounded by peaceful hills and beautiful gardens.

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Beautiful temple and atmosphere, bit expensive

TIP: don't buy incense outside the temple with the intention of bringing it in! Outside incense is not allowed, which is fine, since the temple provides incense and is included... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 June 2014
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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

If you are relatively new to China and have not already been overdosed on temples, then this might be a nice day trip if you want an escape from the overbearing security of the Tiananmen area or the heavy crowds at the Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace. And if you have never before ventured off by yourself on Chinese... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014 via mobile

TIP: don't buy incense outside the temple with the intention of bringing it in! Outside incense is not allowed, which is fine, since the temple provides incense and is included in your ticket fee. Conditions weren't ideal the day I went - a bit rainy and humid - but the weather had no interference with the beauty of the temple.... More 

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Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

We had taken the Day-tour from Beijing to visit this. It's about an hour away from Beijing and about 10 kms from Jietai-si temple. It's nestled in the mountains. It's Not very crowded, since few tourists bother to travel out of beijing in search of this serene Hill-top temple. 1. Climb leisurely from the Car-Park upto the Temple. It's GREEN,... More 

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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013

I've traveled in europe and now china and in europe i ended up visiting a lot of cathedrals so it goes that i'm going to see a lot of temples in china. By the way the temples do offer a lot of photographic opps, but please be aware of the "no photos" and respect that. getting there via bus: Both... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2013

Tanzhe has beautiful tress and environment, provided is not throng by too many tourist. It was pricy compared to the other famous locations ( summer palace , forbidden city and etc). Given the distance you need to travel and the price you pay Vs. satisfaction, i'm sorry but i have to say it's not worth it.

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Daly City, California, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013

It was about 2 hours car ride from the city to there. You also have to go up a hill slope that curves like a snake. I could imagine a lot of bikers who want to get out on the weekend would definitely come here. Inside it's just like every other buddhist temple you could go visit. There's nothing really... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2012

Visited this splendid temple complex on a weekday afternoon and found it to be quiet and peaceful. If you have more than a few hours available, there is a walk up the mountainside to the Dragon Pool.

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