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This temple was pretty big and helpfully had quite a lot of signs in English, explaining which deity each hall was dedicated to and even in the exhibition on Daoism, which helped to make it even more interesting.
I am a student of religion and was therefore very excited to visit here. Even though I had read four books on Daoism this temple was easily not understood as the signs telling you what you are seeing are very limited. Part of this is...More
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The White Cloud Temple chin. 白雲觀; pinyin: Bái Yún Gùan; literally: "White Cloud Outlook" is a Daoist temple located in Beijing, China and is titled "The First Temple under Heaven".
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I was taken here by my Chinese hosts, one of whom was able to explain much about the Taoist religion and had visited here many times.
It is an excellent temple which is still being used. Very impressive.
As an avid practitioner of tai chi, I could not resist the opportunity to visit a working Taoist temple. As other reviewers have mentioned, there is serenity there and much to be seen. I probably spent too much at the gift shop. Most intriguing for...More
I've never had the opportunity to visit a Taoist temple before, so this was a new experience. The temple is beautiful, with some explanation given at various points. It is an active temple, so there were worshippers there doing incense offerings. There were also a...More
We used the subway Line 1 and stopped at Muxudi station. It was quite a long walk and at one point we thought that we had gone in the wrong direction. Luckily we saw a map at one of the bus stops which showed the...More
Was there in Sep 2011, very nice place to visit because the architecture of the temple is something very beautiful and artsy in my opinion. I truly loved all of the decorating patterns on the ceiling in many of the palaces, very good to have!...More