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The Temple of Enlightenment

Updated:2008-06-06 10:19 | Source:

  The Temple of Enlightenment is located at the

  foot of the Yangtai Mountain in northwestern Haidian

  District of Beijing. It was first constructed in the

  Liao Dynasty. The temple faces the east and this

  reflects the sun-worshipping customs of the Khitan

  people. The temple is neatly structured and

  splendid. Buddhist statues worshipped in the temple

  are all well-shaped and vivid. The temple is

  surrounded by mountains, and spring water flow all

  year round inside the temple. With a harmonious

  combination of natural and cultural landscapes, the

  temple has its unique style of garden landscapes.

  (Source:

  http://www.ebeijing.gov.cn/Tour/ScenicSpots/)

Editor : Zhu Jia

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