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Temple of the Origin of Dharma

Type of Attraction
Interests That Apply
Religion, History, Local Culture, Shopping, Architecture
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Price: $0-$5
Is there parking?: No
Water/Drinks: Available at attraction or nearby.
This is a good place to get: Snacks Dinner Lunch
Restrooms: Available
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Temple of the Origin of Dharma

Fa Yuan Si

Large Temple with Historic Inscriptions

Off The Beaten Path

Address: Phone:
7 Fayuansi Qianjie
Xuanwu District
Beijing, Beijing 100052
+86 (0)10 6353 5798


Local Buddhists often go to Fa Yuan Si to pray. The Buddhist service is open to all. The temple is the second largest in the capital. It has several halls - Davaraja Hall, Mahavira Hall and side halls. In its third courtyard, there are three tablets dating back to the Tang Dynasty (618-907) and three pillars from the Liao Dynasty (916-1125). The inscriptions on the tablets and pillars can still be deciphered despite erosion. An exhibition hall in the fifth courtyard houses valuable manuscripts, ceramics, bronzes and other treasures. The China Buddhism Library and China Buddhism College are also established at the temple.

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Times & Dates

Open Hours: 8:30am-3:30pm, daily
Visit Time: 1hr-2hr
Average Wait Time: None
Price: $0-$5


Outdoor with some covering. Notes: This site has a mixture of indoor and outdoor components.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers


Nearest Train or Bus: Bus: 6, 10, 50, 53, 61,102, 105, 109 and 822
Best Modes of Transportation: Bus Subway Taxi
Notes: This site will be accessible via the new subway currently under construction.
Parking Availability: No

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