Lidai Diwang Miao (The Temple of Emperors of Successive Dynasties)

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131 Fuchengmennei Dajie

Discover Beijing’s secret second Forbidden City

Stumbling across the Lidai Diwang Miao temple will make you wonder what else you’ve been missing in Beijing. Surprisingly huge, several magnificent buildings on a par with those in the Forbidden City can be found within its 21,500-square-metre perimeter. Built in the Imperial style in 1530 during the reign of Jiajing as the place where emperors like himself could pay homage to past rulers, it was also the location for a memorial service for Sun Yat Sen several hundred years later. Only fully restored and reopened in 2004 and still relatively unknown by most tourists, we have one word of warning; don’t be duped into thinking that entrance costs 60RMB, that’s just the staff trying to get you to pay full price for an English speaking guide…

Venue name: Lidai Diwang Miao (The Temple of Emperors of Successive Dynasties)
Contact:
Opening hours: 9am-4.30pm Wed-Sun.
English address: 131 Fuchengmennei Dajie Xicheng