Built in the Tang Dynasty, Fayuan Temple is home to the China Buddhist College and the Chinese Buddhist Museum of Literature, and is one of the most ancient temples in Beijing. The temple is quiet and peaceful. In addition, it is a religious museum where you can see many precious Buddhist relics. Apart from the Buddhist halls and cultural relics, the courtyard of Fayuan Temple is also a key point for visiting. The layout of the yard is exquisite and the architecture is simple and unsophisticated. In the park, there are plants such as cloves and sea otters. Every spring there are blossoms and it is a great time to take photos.
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Far away from the crowds, rarely visited by tourists, is this peaceful old temple. It's not difficult to get to - about 15 minutes walk through the hutong from the nearest subway station (Caishikou). You experience a Buddhist Temple as it should be, and if you are fortunate, as I was, there may be a service in progress - fifty or more monks walking around the courtyard chanting 'Amitabha'. Under such circumstances, respect must be shown and no photographs taken. This is real. Fayuan Si provides the most authentic experience of a functioning Buddhist temple. It's a good place to sit and meditate or reflect on the craziness of the world outside the walls.
One of the three major events of Gyeonggi, the cloves of the Fayuan Temple in the Liyuan Temple
Fayuan Temple, and the peony of the Chongxiao Temple and the sea otter of the Kek Lok Temple are also known as the three major events of Gyeonggi, attracting generation after generation. The literati and the people competed to watch.
Today, the peony of Chongxiao Temple has moved to Zhongshan Park, and the sea otter of the Kek Lok Temple has also faded out of sight. Only the clove of Fayuan Temple has become famous for its poetic bearing and has become the blood of Beijing culture. .
The most beautiful day in April, the cloves of Fayuan Temple are full, like a piece of white clouds and purple clouds, covering the red walls and blue tiles, carved beams and paintings, the flowers are blooming, the heads are moving, it is simply a "special resort" The beauty of Xiangxuehai is known as "Xiangxuehai".
Fayuan Temple is the oldest Buddhist temple in Beijing. The temple is very small. If you just wander around, you can finish it carefully in 40 minutes. The things are very good, and the bronze statues of various Buddha statues are very valuable. The facade is very inconspicuous and even a bit run down.
Fayuan Temple is also called Qizhong Temple. Nowadays, the most popular time of the year is the lilac flower season in April. All kinds of long guns and short guns want to record the annual small lucky ones in the ancient temple.
Fayuan Temple and China's most glorious and tragic historical chapters have always been entangled. As early as the 19th year of the Zhenguan (645), Emperor Taizong of the Tang Dynasty was defeated by Gao Li, and he returned to Youzhou (now Beijing). In order to mourn the fallen soldiers, he ordered the construction of the temple here, but it was a good thing to grind until the completion of Wu Zetian, giving the name '"Zhongsi Temple". After witnessing the end of "The Rule of Zhenguan", it also witnessed the fall of the Kaiyuan Prosperity. The initiator of the "Anshi Rebellion" also left a strong stroke here. An Lushan, Shi Siming built a tower here. The monument was once renamed as Shuntian Temple.
Liao Qingning three years (1057) There was a major earthquake in Youzhou, and the Zhongzhong Temple was almost completely destroyed. In the Jin Dynasty, the temple was the famous name of Yanjing, the end of the Northern Song Dynasty. The "Shame of Jingkang", the Jin people made a big attack on Song, in addition to plundering a lot of gold and silver jewels, Song Huizong, Qin Zong smashed to Beijing, and once banned Qin Zong in this humiliation for several months. In the early years of the Yuan Dynasty, Xie Zhes defeat in the Southern Song Dynasty was also held here until the hunger strike. In the late Ming Dynasty, the Chongzhen Emperor listened to other peoples rumors and mistakenly entered the anti-counter, and a generation of famous Yuan Chonghuan died and his subordinates sneaked out. His head was sent to Fayuan Temple for an extra degree. After the failure of Tan Sitong's reform of one of the six gentlemen of the Wuxu, the blood of the city, the coffin was stopped in the Fayuan Temple. The history of the tragic and strong is embarrassing.