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Beijing Tianning Tower

Outside Of Guangan Gate, Xicheng District | Tianningsi Front Street, Beijing 100055, China
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Beautiful, peaceful place

This truly is a hidden gem in Beijing. I saw it from the highway and realized it was a short walk... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2017
Melissa R
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Cincinnati, Ohio
via mobile
You can see the tower from a distance

Not easily accessible by metro. Probably a 20 - 25 minute walk from any metro station. Honestly, my... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2016
Paulo D
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Beijing, China
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28 Apr 2017
“Beautiful, peaceful place”
11 May 2016
“You can see the tower from a distance”
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Outside Of Guangan Gate, Xicheng District | Tianningsi Front Street, Beijing 100055, China
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Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

This truly is a hidden gem in Beijing. I saw it from the highway and realized it was a short walk from a long gymnastics practice. Entry is free. The old pagoda is beautiful, especially because it shows it's age. There are zero tourists, and...More

Thank Melissa R
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Not easily accessible by metro. Probably a 20 - 25 minute walk from any metro station. Honestly, my focus was only on the tower that I don't remember any other features of the site. It's a Buddhist temple and worshipers are seen praying and burning...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2016

The tower was at first built around 600 AD (Sui Dynasty) to house the precious and sacred relics of Buddha. In 1120 AD (Liao Dynasty) it was rebuilt and transformed into a brick tower. As the oldest above-ground building in the City of Beijing, it's...More

Thank tensaisimon
Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

This place is not well known, but deserves to be. Its anonymity means that any visit is quite contemplative (if there are ceremonies going on described below). When you see signs for Tianning Si around you know you are close. It is in between Tianning...More

Thank bladdamasta
Reviewed 21 April 2015

I discovered this pagoda while walking around looking for something else, but it was quite difficult to get to (just because I was walking through the back streets trying to get near its location). The history of the beautiful edifice is palpable, and the great...More

Thank DrMSuleiman
Reviewed 15 November 2011

Tianning Si is located just outside the south-west 2nd ring road - very easy to get to by cab and can also be reached by public transport, e.g. subway line 2 to Changchunjie and bus 673 for one stop plus a 10min walk south, though...More

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