Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Passport: Your weekly travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration

Beijing Sights

Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wòfó sì)

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Updated 08/29/2014

Fodor's 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.

Sight Information


Xiangshan Lu, 2 km (1 mile) northeast of Xiangshan Park, Beijing, 100093, China



Sight Details:

  • Temple Y5, gardens Y10
  • Daily 8:00–4:30

Updated 08/29/2014


What's Nearby

  • Restaurants
  • Sights
  • Hotels

See all sights in Beijing

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?




Don't Miss



No Thanks

Love To Travel?

Get FREE e-mail communications from Fodor's Travel, covering must-see travel destinations, expert trip planning advice, and travel inspiration to fuel your passion.

How we use your email

Thank You

Now sit back, relax, and check your inbox to start planning your next travel adventure.

Please tell us more about the type of travel you're interested in. Check all that apply.