Fahai Temple


RMB 20


How to get there:

The easiest way to reach Fahai is to take the subway (map here) to the Pingguoyuan Metro Station (Line 1). From there, take the No. 311 bus to Jinding Beilu.

Fahai Temple was built in 1439 A.D. by a Ming Dynasty eunuch who was favored by Emperor Yingzong.

Named by the Ming emperor himself, the temple is noted for its well-preserved religious murals, located in Daxiong Baodian Hall.

The paintings, which are over 550 years old, are not only famous for their detail and beauty, but for their level of preservation, attributed to the mineral-laden paints and seven refined methods of painting involved in their creation.

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