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On a lovely hillside outside the city is Fahai temple. Worth the journey to see the surviving Ming dynasty paintings. These Buddhist mural paintings are only accessible as a guided visit and attract an extra fee, so ring in advance. The temple is not an...More
I tried to visit the temple on Saturday, 10/08/16, and it was closed to visitors. There were no signs stating that the temple was closed to visitors. I have been unable to find out when it will reopen for visitors. I really want to view...More
Built imore than 1000 years ago on the southern slope of Xishan Mountain and renovated during Ming Dynasty, Fahai Temple has seldom been a major touristy spot. Among history and art lovers, however, the Temple is a rare treasure. On its main hall walls are...More
This place used to be so out of the way that few people in Beijing knew about it. However it has the third largest frescoes in all Chinese temples. I was so touched by them when I visited many years ago. I heard that it...More
We got a taxi at the subway station-- showing the driver the name of the temple using the Trip Advisor name in Chinese. The driver stopped 3 times to ask locals the directions so it is a little obscure to find-- although my phone mapping...More
We came to see the Frescoes on a May weekend. There was a decent English speaking guide to show us around using torch light, making the 100 kuai per person extra for seeing the frescoes bearable. There is a replica of the frescoes in the...More
This is not an easy place to find but it is well worth it. There are various websites that will help you and you can't believe that the place exists at all until you get there. Once we got there, it was well worth every...More