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Places to Visit in Beijing: Tanzhe Temple
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Places to Visit in Beijing: Tanzhe Temple

In this video, Lydian introduces the Tanzhe Temple. As an 11 year old, she thinks the round doors look like the one's you'd see on a hobbit house.Though John and Jennifer were still homeschooling, or "worldschooling" Lydian when she was 11, they learned to loosen their grip and let Lydian just have her own experiences as she grew older. Instead of focusing so much on teaching facts about places, ...
Places to Visit in Beijing: Tanzhe Temple Bamboo
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Places to Visit in Beijing: Tanzhe Temple Bamboo

In this video, we stand inside a small forest of bamboo at the Tanzhe Temple as the wind blows. Lydian gets excited about how tall the bamboo is.Related Posts:Tanzhe Temple: Photo GalleryPlaces to Visit in Beijing: Tanzhe Temple Incense (video)Places to Visit in Beijing: Tanzhe Temple View of the Countryside (video)Places to Visit in Beijing: Tanzhe Temple Risk of Electric Shock and Fake ...
Places to Visit in Beijing: Tanzhe Temple…Maybe the Emperor Tree?
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Places to Visit in Beijing: Tanzhe Temple…Maybe the Emperor Tree?

Lydi talks briefly about yet another tree at the Tanzhe Temple that could be the Emperor Tree. Jennifer says in the background, "That tree will mean nothing to us later..." but still, the guidebooks urge us to regard it as important.Related Posts:Tanzhe Temple: Photo GalleryPlaces to Visit in Beijing: Tanzhe Temple Incense (video)Places to Visit in Beijing: Tanzhe Temple View of the ...
Places to Visit in Beijing: Tanzhe Temple Entrance and Stupa Forest
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Places to Visit in Beijing: Tanzhe Temple Entrance and Stupa Forest

In this video, we disembark from the 931 bus and try to figure out where to go and what to do at the Tanzhe Temple. The first thing we encounter when we walk in is the stupa forest. As with most tourist attractions in Beijing, we couldn't actually go into the stupa forest...we had to stand outside of a fenced in area and look in at it.Related Posts:Tanzhe Temple: Photo GalleryPlaces to Visit in ...
Places to Visit in Beijing: Tanzhe Temple Emperor Tree and Other Stuff
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Places to Visit in Beijing: Tanzhe Temple Emperor Tree and Other Stuff

One of the things we were "supposed" to see at the Tanzhe Temple was the Emperor Tree. But it wasn't very easy to find. None of the landmarks were marked in English so we mostly had to guess about what was what. This videos shows us walking through the Tanzhe Temple grounds along with our best guess as far as which tree is the Emperor Tree.Related Posts:Tanzhe Temple: Photo GalleryPlaces to ...
Places to Visit in Beijing: Tanzhe Temple Cypress Tree
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Places to Visit in Beijing: Tanzhe Temple Cypress Tree

The Tanzhe Temple is home to several important and old trees. The Emperor Tree is one of the important ones, but the trees weren't marked in English at the time of our visit, so we couldn't tell which one was which. Needless to say, this particular cypress tree was very old. Lydi gives a quick speech about it.Related Posts:Tanzhe Temple: Photo GalleryPlaces to Visit in Beijing: Tanzhe Temple ...
Places to Visit in Beijing: Tanzhe Temple Gongs
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Places to Visit in Beijing: Tanzhe Temple Gongs

In this video, the gongs at Tanzhe Temple, in the western hills just outside of Beijing, resonate as we walk through the temple grounds.Related Posts:Tanzhe Temple: Photo GalleryPlaces to Visit in Beijing: Tanzhe Temple Incense (video)Places to Visit in Beijing: Tanzhe Temple View of the Countryside (video)Places to Visit in Beijing: Tanzhe Temple Risk of Electric Shock and Fake Lotuses ...
Places to Visit in Beijing: Tanzhe Temple Restrooms Then Lunch
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Places to Visit in Beijing: Tanzhe Temple Restrooms Then Lunch

In this video, Lydian describes a typical public restroom in Beijing. Then, we exit and go find a place to eat our lunch.Related Posts:Tanzhe Temple: Photo GalleryPlaces to Visit in Beijing: Tanzhe Temple Incense (video)Places to Visit in Beijing: Tanzhe Temple View of the Countryside (video)Places to Visit in Beijing: Tanzhe Temple Risk of Electric Shock and Fake Lotuses ...
Places to Visit in Beijing: Tanzhe Temple Risk of Electric Shock and Fake Lotuses
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Places to Visit in Beijing: Tanzhe Temple Risk of Electric Shock and Fake Lotuses

The Tanzhe Temple is located on the western side of Beijing, via Bus 931. This video shows some of the more perilous parts of our temple visit, including an area where a sign warned of the risk of electric shock in a hall, a small animal scratching around in a cave with Buddha statues, trash in the water, and more. At the end of the video, Lydian talks about her perception of the Tanzhe Temple as an 11 year ...
Places to Visit in Beijing: Tanzhe Temple View of the Countryside
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Places to Visit in Beijing: Tanzhe Temple View of the Countryside

Lydian compares the Tanzhe Temple to Assos in Turkey. Both were pleasant, picturesque locations. Tanzhe  is a Buddhist temple in the western hills on the outskirts of Beijing. To get there, take Bus 931. It's a fun day-trip to go see this famous Beijing temple.Related Posts:Tanzhe Temple: Photo GalleryPlaces to Visit in Beijing: Tanzhe Temple Incense (video)Places to Visit in Beijing: Tanzhe ...
Places to Visit in Beijing: Tanzhe Temple Incense
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Places to Visit in Beijing: Tanzhe Temple Incense

In this video, Lydian talks about the smell of the incense at the Tanzhe Temple in Beijing. The big spiral cones of pink and yellow behind her are the incense, which burns for a long, long time. Lydian thinks it smells like a bon fire.We visited the Tanzhe Temple, only a couple of days after landing in Beijing. We took Bus 931 from Beijing to get there.Related Posts:Tanzhe Temple: Photo ...
Places to Visit in Beijing: Tanzhe Temple Part IV
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Places to Visit in Beijing: Tanzhe Temple Part IV

Tanzhe Temple is located in the hills west of Beijing, which makes it a fun day-trip for tourists. It was nice to get out of the city to see the temple grounds and just get out of the city. Tanzhe Temple is famous among the locals as one of the most important temples in China. Areas of the complex have associations with Kublai Khan.Related Posts:Beijing Tourism: Bus Ride to the Tanzhe Temple ...
Beijing Tourism: Bus Ride to the Tanzhe Temple
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Beijing Tourism: Bus Ride to the Tanzhe Temple

The Tanzhe Temple was a fun outing for us after we got through those first five days of jet lag. We took the subway and then Bus 931 to get to it. Tanzhe Temple is located on the outskirts of the city, so it was a challenge for us to get there with our limited...VERY limited Chinese, but eventually we did it!Related Posts:Places to Visit in Beijing: Tanzhe Temple (video)Places to Visit in ...
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