Fahai Temple

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Coordinates: 39°56′24.36″N 116°9′11.88″E / 39.9401000°N 116.1533000°E / 39.9401000; 116.1533000

The Fahai Temple
Portrait of Water-moon Bodhisattva from the temple's Ming Dynasty frescoes

The Fahai Temple (Chinese: ; pinyin: hǎi ) is Ming Dynasty Buddhist temple located at the foot of Cuiwei Mountain, about two kilometers to the north-east of Moshikou, Shijingshan District, Beijing, China.

History[edit]

Construction of the Fahai Temple started in the 4th year of reign of the Ming Emperor Zhengtong (1439 A.D.) and was completed in the 8th year of his reign (1443).

Frescoes[edit]

The most distinguishing part of Fahai Temple is the Ming Dynasty frescoes. The total area of the frescoes is 236.7 square meters. Comparing with other famous frescoes in China, such as the Yongle Palace frescoes and the Dunhuang frescoes, Fahai Temple's well-preserved frescoes are also notable in the depiction of figures, subtlety of patterns and the craft methods.

Cultural Relics[edit]

  • Bronze Bell

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