Jietai Temple

Located 35 kilometres west of Beijing, Jietaisi, or Temple of the Odination Altar, takes its name from its ornate Ming marble altar. Built some 1,300 years ago, this altar is nearly five metres high and is decorated with delicate and exquisite carvings.

The temple was first built in 622, during the Tang Dynasty, but most of the buildings in this temple date from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).

The temple boasts a lot of ancient trees. Most of them are over 1,000 years old, weathered through history, having adopted unusual forms that scholars exclaim over and make legends about.

Unique construction layout, long history and unusual old pine trees make the temple a tourist must today.

35 yuan (US$4.5).

Take line one subway, or bus route 921, 336, 959 to Pingguoyuan Station and then change bus route 931 to the temple.
Tel: 6980-2232 6980-2645