1. Zhenjue Temple, formerly known as "Zhenjue Temple", is located on the North Bank of Changbei River east of Baishiqiao outside Xizhimen, Haidian District, Beijing. It was founded in Yongle Year of Ming Dynasty (1403-1424). The main entrance of Wuta Temple corresponds to the northwest gate of Beijing Zoo and is separated by Wuta Temple Road. 2. There are five small stone pagodas on the high stone platform of the temple. The Diamond Throne Pagoda of the Five Pagodas Temple is a pagoda in the form of the Buddha Gaye Jingshe (a Memorial pagoda built at the Gaye Mountain Temple on the Sakyamunid Road). Among the more than ten similar pagodas in China, the Five Pagodas Temple Diamond Throne Pagoda is of the earliest age and the most beautiful style. It can be called the representative work of architecture and stone carving art in the Ming Dynasty, and it is also a model of the combination of Chinese and foreign cultures. 3. The Five Pagodas Temple was built in the ninth year of Chenghua in the Ming Dynasty (1473). It is called "Jinjue Temple Diamond Pagoda". According to historical records, in the early years of Yongle in the Ming Dynasty, the Indian monk Bandida came to Beijing from the Western Regions and presented to Zhu Di, the founder of the Ming Dynasty, five Golden Buddhas and the Indian-style "Buddha Gayeta" rules of the Vajra throne. Ming Chengzu was very speculative in discussing Confucian classics with him. He was appointed a great master and awarded a gold seal. He was also granted a place on the North Bank of Changhe (now Gaoliang River) in Xiguan (now Xizhimen) to build a temple for him. The name of the temple "Zhenjue". Later, according to the rules provided by the eminent monk, the King Kong Pagoda was built and the monastery was rebuilt. After the completion of the Five Pagodas Temple, Linchang River in front of the West Hill, became the place where the scholars in the capital city climbed high in Chongyang and traveled in Qingming Dynasty. 4. Wuta Temple is open free every Wednesday. If you have time, you'd better choose this time. I went there on Wednesday morning. Although it's free time, there aren't many visitors. Maybe it's related to not many people who know it. 5. In the same courtyard as the Wuta Temple, there is also a "Beijing Museum of Stone Carving Art". There are so many things in this museum. These stone carvings are historical origins, not new works. People who are interested in stone carvings may not have enough time to see them for a day. 6. Close every Monday and give two free lectures every day - "10 a.m. and 14 p.m.
It took less than ten minutes to walk along the river under the national map of the subway. Wednesday is free. There are two Ginkgo trees in it for more than 600 years. Today, the sky is especially blue. The Five Pagodas Temple looks very beautiful under the blue sky and the leaves of Ginkgo biloba. Because there are many stone statues and inscriptions in the Museum of Stone Carving Art. However, the area is not too large, you can go directly to the opposite Zoo after coming out.
Baishiqiao Wuta Temple, Diamond Pagoda. In the autumn sun, the golden light shines, solemn and sacred!
It's built very early. It has several ancient buildings with a history of several hundred years and five towers.
I heard a long time ago that there is a Wuta Temple in Beijing, but I have never been there. The most famous and iconic of this pagoda is that there are five Buddhist pagodas on a square platform, which is not common in many temples. It is said that it was built according to the regulations and characteristics of Indian Buddhist architecture, so it is also very unique. The base of the pagoda is square with statues of Buddhas carved on it. They are closely surrounded by the pagoda. The interior of the square is accessible. There is a Buddha statue in every direction. The top of the base is five towers. From the outside, the five pagodas above look a little like the Big Wild Goose Pagoda in Xi'an. It's a pity that we can't see the five Buddhist pagodas above from the inside of the base of the pagoda.
Personally, I think it's a monastery worth seeing. It has a long history. The Diamond Throne Pagoda has great artistic value and aesthetic feeling. It's just worth visiting for this pagoda. Stone Carving Museum also keeps treasures from all parts of Beijing, including Shi Hengtang, "Zhai" character relics, Yuan Dynasty martial arts sculptures and many other treasures, slowly look at the need for about 2-3 minutes. And there aren't many tourists. It's quiet.
The Five Pagodas Temple has been destroyed in this century, with only one pagoda remaining. This special type of pagoda with five pagodas on the high platform is called the Diamond Pagoda. There are only a few existing diamond pagodas in Beijing Biyun Temple, West Huangsi Purification City Pagoda, Yunnan Miaokan Temple Lanruo Pagoda and Cideng Temple Diamond Shrine Pagoda in Hohhot City, Inner Mongolia.