Guanghua Temple

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31 Ya’er Hutong
Venture further down Ya’er Hutong, past a tree-lined stretch dotted with cafes, and you’ll stumble upon an unexpected respite: Guanghua Temple. A picturesque Buddhist temple that was built during the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), Guanghua Temple is now home to the Beijing Buddhist Association. Pass by the rose garden and fortune tellers sitting outside and enter the temple’s peaceful pavilion, where pious old women sweep the stone ground and devotees burn incense at an altar. In the back is a structure that houses a golden Buddha. Try stopping by in the early morning to get the full meditative experience.
Venue name: Guanghua Temple
Opening hours: Open 6.30am-4.30pm daily
English address: 31 Ya’er Hutong, Xicheng
Chinese address: 西城区后海鸦儿胡同31号
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