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Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wòfó sì)

Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wòfó sì) Review

Although the temple was damaged during the Cultural Revolution and poorly renovated afterward, the Sleeping Buddha remains. Built in 627–629, during the Tang Dynasty, the temple was named after the reclining Buddha that was brought in during the Yuan Dynasty (1271–1368). An English-language description explains that the casting of the beautiful bronze, in 1321, enslaved 7,000 people. The temple is inside the Beijing Botanical Garden; stroll north from the entrance through the neatly manicured grounds.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Xiangshan Lu, 2 km (1 mile) northeast of Xiangshan Park, Haidian District, Beijing, 100093 | Map It
  • Phone: 010/6259–1283
  • Cost: Temple Y5, gardens Y10
  • Hours: Daily 8:30–4:30
  • Location: Haidian District
Updated: 04-23-2013

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