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Autumn is the most beautiful season in Beijing, warm sunshine and brilliant blue sky, without the disturbance of summer heat and winter coldness. We kindly invite you to join in the autumn outing to Tanzhe Temple (潭柘寺), to enjoy the most comfortable autumn to look out the blue sky and see autumn leaves.
Date: Saturday, November 24, 2018
Venue: Tanzhe Mountain, Mentougou District, Beijing
How to Get There:
Bus/Subway: Take Subway Line 1 to Pingguoyuan Station, and then transfer to Bus 931 at the bus station in the west side and get off at the last stop Tanzhe Temple
Car: Take No. 108 National Rd from Shijingshan
10h: Gather at the main gate of Tanzhe Temple
12h: Picnic with your own food
16h: Go downhill and return
The entrance ticket for Tanzhe Temple will be sponsored by your own(￥55). All family members as well as close friends are also welcome to join the event.
Brief Introduction of Tanzhe Temple
The Pool and Cudrania Temple, or Tanzhe Temple(潭柘寺), is situated 45 kilometers west of the city. The Chinese have a centuries old proverb; “First there was the Pool and Cudrania Temple, then came Beijing”. This structure dates back 1,600 years to the Jin Dynasty(晋朝), when it was known as the Temple of Auspicious Fortune. During the Tang Dynasty the grounds were expanded and renamed the Dragon Spring Temple. But Tanzhe Temple has been colloquially known as the Pool and Cudrania Temple because of the lovely Dragon Pool and cudrania trees located on the hill behind the temple. During the Ming and Qing dynasties renovation work took place; the temple was built into the landscape and laid out in a beautiful setting. In front of the gate are ancient pines that are believed to be several hundred years old. Several groups of buildings stand on the terrace, each one higher than the other. Their distribution is symmetrical, which is typical of Ming temple architecture.