White Cloud Temple

Baiyun Temple (White Cloud Temple) is a famous Taoist temple in Beijing and an ancestral home of Taoism. Come here, you can visit the antique Taoist architecture, pay homage to worship, and experience the unique activities of stone monkeys, money-making, etc., to pray for yourself and your loved ones. Every year in the first month of the year, Baiyun will hold a traditional temple fair, which is very lively.

Baiyun is a Taoist courtyard composed of many buildings. The entire Taoist temple has a depth of more than 300 meters and a width of more than 200 meters. After entering, you can visit the building, experience activities, worship and worship, and the general time is about 2 hours or so.

The Baiyun Temple was built in the Tang Dynasty and was quite glorious in history. During the Yuan Dynasty, the Changchun Zhenren Qiuji Road Chief had practiced here and presided over the Taoist Temple. The Taoist temple has been renamed and abandoned for thousands of years. Today’s buildings are mainly built during the Qing Dynasty. The buildings inside the view are basically arranged symmetrically according to the traditional Chinese central axis. On the central axis, there are more than a dozen temples such as Zhaobi, Archway, Shanmen, Wofeng Bridge, Fortuna Temple, Jade Emperor Hall, Qiu Zu Temple and Sanqing Four Royal Hall. You can visit from outside to inside. The buildings here are all antique, and there are gods and famous figures of Taoism such as Sanqing and Qiu Dao, which can worship and worship.

 

 

When visiting the central axis, there is a place to stay next to the mountain gate. There is a small stone monkey on the wall. Legend has it that the small stone monkey can bring good luck. Many tourists will stop here and pray. There is also a famous activity in the Wofeng Bridge – the money eye, there is a huge copper coin under the bridge, tourists buy small copper coins into the money of the big money, if you have a good fortune in the investment, buy small copper money about 10 yuan 50, You can try your hand here.

In addition to the buildings on the central axis, there are three places to visit in the West, East and Back Garden. The West House is dedicated to the Taoist gods known as the Eight Immortals and Lu Zu. In addition, there is a statue of a horse in the courtyard. In the East Courtyard, there are some ancient temples such as Luogong Tower, Sanxing Hall, Cihang Hall, Zhenwu Hall, etc. Among them, the Sanxing Temple is dedicated to Fu Lu Shou Sanjun, which is also the focus of tourists’ visits. After visiting the two houses, you can go to the back garden to see the garden. The green garden is elegant in the back garden, and there are pavilions and pavilions. The environment is very delicate and quiet, so you can have a peaceful time.

During the Spring Festival every year, the Temple Fair will be held in Baiyun. There will be a lot of traditional art performances, and you can buy small objects and snacks from the old Beijing. It is very lively and you can come here.

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  • CN Name: 白云观(南门)
  • EN Address: Baiyunguan Jie, Xibianmenwai, Xuanwu District, Beijing
  • CN Address: 北京市西城区白云观街9号 邮政编码: 100055
  • Nearby Hotel Pick: Tangla Hotel Beijing
  • Getting There: Bus: 19, 48, 114, 708, 727 to Baiyun Guan
  • Open Hours: 8:30-16:00

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