Guangji Temple

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Guangji Temple
Basic information
Location Beijing
Geographic coordinates 39°55′25″N 116°21′58″E / 39.92361°N 116.36611°E / 39.92361; 116.36611Coordinates: 39°55′25″N 116°21′58″E / 39.92361°N 116.36611°E / 39.92361; 116.36611
Affiliation Buddhism
Country China

The Guangji Temple (simplified Chinese: 广济寺; traditional Chinese: 廣濟寺; pinyin: Guǎngjì Sì) is a Buddhist temple located at inner Fuchengmen Street, Xicheng District, Beijing, China. It is also the headquarters of the Buddhist Association of China.

Originally built in the Jin dynasty (1115-1234), additions were made to the temple by successive dynasties. However, the present temple was completed during the Ming dynasty (1368–1644). It covers an area of 5.766 acres (23,330 m2). The major structures in the temple divides between the main gate and four other large halls and many other temples.[1]

The temple houses a wall of 18 Buddhist figures, many Ming dynasty religious relics and a library of over 100,000 volumes of scriptures in 20 different languages, some of which date back to the time of the Song dynasty (960–1279).

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