It is the only Chinese architectural complex that survived the Yuanmingyuan fire, perhaps because of its special location. It used to be a royal temple, but it was used as a private villa by senior officials of the Republic of China. The Buddha statue was demolished and the temple was renovated. Then it became a teaching dormitory in Tsinghua, and then occupied by a machine factory. So it was totally different. Nowadays, the buildings are very new. There is a Manjusri Pavilion which is special. There are several ancient trees in it.
To the Yuanmingyuan, Zhengjue Temple is at the entrance. It's relatively new and well-built. Tickets are not expensive, you can use a traffic card, more convenient. Yuanmingyuan is too big. There aren't many tourists here. It's not far from Peking University. Take a look at it at will.
Zhengjue Temple is a rare and well-preserved temple in Yuanmingyuan. It is a Tibetan temple. There are four languages: Emperor Qianlong's Imperial Book and Manchu, Han, Mongolia and Tibet. Zhengjue Temple is fortunate to survive, which is a great reference for the study of Yuanmingyuan architecture.
Zhengjue Temple is actually a Buddhist Temple affiliated to Yuanmingyuan, the imperial garden of the Qing Dynasty, commonly known as Lama Temple. The three characters "Zhengjue Temple" are inscribed on the eaves of the Mountain Gate of Zhengjue Temple. They are the imperial scripts of Qianlong Dynasty, Han Dynasty, Manchu Dynasty, Tibet Dynasty and Mongolia Dynasty.
Zhengjue Temple is a national key cultural relic protection unit. In the temple village of Sima Township, 10 kilometers northwest of Changzhi County, Taihang Mountains in the east, Zhanghe River in the west, ancient cypress towering in the sky, palaces towering, like landscape paintings. The temple was founded in the Tang Dynasty and was renovated in the Song and Ming Dynasties. Existing buildings have the oldest history. It is commonly known as the "Great Temple" and the name of the temple "Zhengjue".
There are many stories in traditional temples. Old Beijing must have understood them.
It's OK. It's good to go and have a look. It's a quiet place.
Zhengjue Temple is really good. You can go and see it.