Best Places for Ginkgo Watching in Beijing

Updated: 2012-12-26 17:13


Wanshou Temple

Best time to appreciate:Late October to mid-and-late November

Recommendation index:★ ★ ★

Comment:The years-old Ginkgo trees in royal temples must be endowed with heritage and history.

Along the busy West Third Ring road and bank of Chang River is the Wanshou Temple, which was erected during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and was once a royal temple. The area of the temple is not scalable, where there are scattered numbers of towering old trees. The two most famous trees are located at the front of the Place of the Heavenly King, which becomes a stunningly beautiful scene in autumn.

Brief introduction of Wanshou Temple

The Wanshou Temple is a temple located at the Suzhou Jie (Suzhou Street) in Beijing. In addition to being a Buddhist temple, the Wanshou Temple also houses the Beijing Art Museum. The Wanshou Temple was known as one of Beijing's most important temples and it was declared as one of Beijing's "Key Cultural Heritage of Preservation" in August 1979.

Transportation:Take Bus 323, 374, 811, 817 and get off at Wanshou Temple station.

Tip:Admission ticket fee is CNY 20 per person. The temple is open from 9 am to 4 pm and is closed every Monday.

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