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.
Only a 70 km (44 mi) drive from Beijing, Badaling (Bādálǐng, 八达岭) is the most visited section of the Great Wall. Constructed during the Ming Dynasty, Badaling..
Fragrant Hills Park (Xiāngshān Gōngyuán, 香山公园) is located some 20 km (12 mi) northwest of Beijing, not far from the Summer Palace. Though the name..
Home to the biggest bell in China, the Great Bell Temple (Dàzhōng Sì, 大钟寺) was built in 1733 during the Qing Dynasty. The bell itself, known as..
The Temple of Heaven (Tiāntán, 天坛), completed in 1420 during the reign of the Ming Emperor Yongle, was the most sacred space in which the..