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Address: No.9 Baiyunguan Street, Baiyun Road, Xicheng District, Beijing 100045, China
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07:55 - 17:02
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This working temple and its serene courtyards are home to Daoist monks.

This working temple and its serene courtyards are home to Daoist monks.

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Oldest Taoist working temple

We used the subway Line 1 and stopped at Muxudi station. It was quite a long walk and at one point we thought that we had gone in the wrong direction. Luckily we saw a map at one... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 810 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We used the subway Line 1 and stopped at Muxudi station. It was quite a long walk and at one point we thought that we had gone in the wrong direction. Luckily we saw a map at one of the bus stops which showed the temple site and managed to communicate with a gardener who pointed us in the right... More 

Thank nellielim
Beijing, China
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1,119 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Was there in Sep 2011, very nice place to visit because the architecture of the temple is something very beautiful and artsy in my opinion. I truly loved all of the decorating patterns on the ceiling in many of the palaces, very good to have! Then some of them has the Shen Ye in which you can worship

1 Thank Laxiaozi08200912
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

This temple situated near the Capital Museum is one of the biggest and pldest temple in Beijing. We went on a sunday and there were a lot of people prayong. So many that you could smell the encens from 1km around. You can see taoist monks in their traditional clothes which adds to the temple authenticity. You can spend a... More 

2 Thank Swannie74
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258 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Other temples we saw were museum-like, leaving you to guess how it would have functioned. This is a working Taoist temple with chanting, studying and teaching monks carrying on with their daily lives. Known as The White Cloud Temple it was founded in the 8th century as "The First Temple under Heaven."

Thank Greg_and_Claude
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2016

Came here during Chinese New Year as part of a chinese ritual of visiting temples during this period. This is a hard to get to temple, you will need to Baidu maps your way here. It is a large temple with thronging crowds waiting in line to touch things for good fortune and numerous little shrines for anything you can... More 

Thank SupraLibra
Roma, Italia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

It is a pity how very few Taoist temples are left in China nowadays. This is one of those, and still pretty authentic. It is not well known to many, therefore it is very quite and silent. Here local people come to pray, ask for fortune in life and burn incense. The temple also hosts the centre of traditional Chinese... More 

1 Thank Luobota
Beijing, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2016

It's a 1.5km walk (20 min) from exit C1 of the Muxidi metro station on line 1. A 10 RMB gate fee. This is an active Taoist temple (White Cloud Temple) and you'll see worshipers burning incense. It was peaceful. All buildings with open doorways had English signs. These were buildings of worship with knee pads set in the front... More 

1 Thank Paulo D
State College, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2016

So many people had written about the Great Wall, the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace. I think some of the most interesting places in Beijing are those temples. To name a few, Baiyun Temple, the largest Daoist temple, Fayuan Temple, the Buddhist one, Younghe Temple, the Tibetan Buddhist one, are all spectacular. All these, together with the large mosques... More 

2 Thank Chun L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2015

The most serene temple I've ever visited in my life and I've been to many. Absolutely fascinating if you're interested in Taoism and Chinese philosophy. It's hundreds of years old and the name in English means Whire Cloud. Throw a coin at the coin effigy on the bridge and if you hit the bell, good luck rings true. There's a... More 

Thank Moominmama M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2015

This taoist temple (also called Monastery of the White Clouds) is a bit far away from a metro station but interesting, though not top priority if you have only 3-4 days in Beijing.

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