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Great Bell Temple, Beijing

Great Bell Temple - Beijing, China
Great Bell Temple
Hai Dian District, Beijing, China 100086Map
+86 10 8119 1011
Neighborhood: Hai Dian District
Overview

Built in 1733, this temple was originally named the Temple of Awakening. It houses the country's largest bell, named the Yong le Bell after Emperor Yong Le of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), hence it is also known as the Great Bell Temple. The bell stands 6.75 meters high, weighs 46.5 tons and can be heard 50 kilometers away at night. The temple is now a museum specializing in ancient bells, with a collection of 418 bells from China and abroad.

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Great Bell Temple General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 08:30 AM to 05:30 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Religious
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