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Beichan Temple

Beichan Temple ( Northern Buddhist Temple ), also known as Tulou Temple covers the area of 28,000 square metres (about 6.9 acres) and it leans against Northern Mountain in a northern suburb of Xining City. Although this Buddhist temple is not as famous as Kumbum Monastery ( Ta'er Monastery ), however, it is one of the must-see attractions in Xining.

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What to Visit in Beichan Temple?
Beishan Temple was built based on a natural fault-age on the mountainside according to Danxia Landscape featuring stone alternating between softness and hardness. Looking up you can see the crag and look down you can see the cleft. Only the temple hangs in the middle, hence its other name Xuankong Temple (Hanging Temple). It is the second-largest Hanging Temple in China.
First, you are going to see the Nine Grottoes & Eighteen Cavities, with painted patterns and murals plus the statues of Buddha. The architectural structure of the main building is quite unique and exquisite. Meanwhile, the cable car at the foot leads to the top of the hill, where people can enjoy a panoramic view of the city of Xining.
Continue to visit, you will see the giant Buddha statues in the middle part of Continue to visit, you will see the giant Buddha statues in the middle part of Nothern Mountain, called " Lutian Jingang " (Dorje in the Open Air), the remaining one is more than 30 meters, which is carved by many loyal believers based on the original sculpt and form, and to some degree it reflects the artistic style of the Tang Dynasty.
Then, we will head to Ningshou Pagoda, which is solid inside and is built of dark green brick. When rainy days come, you can stand at the pagoda you can experience a sense of poetic and artistic imagery. This is an indistinct and boundless landscape renowned for its name 'Misty Rain of Northern Mountain' which belongs to the popular scenery in Xining City.

                            Opening Hours & Entrance Fee

Opening Hours  8:00-18:00
Entrance Fee  Free

Climate and Weather of Beichan Temple, Xining:
Xining has a continental plateau semi-arid climate, with an average annual temperature of 7.6℃, a maximum temperature of 34.6℃, a minimum temperature of minus 18.9℃. The yearly average temperature in Summer is 17-19℃, which is the best summer resort in China. From June to October is the best time to travel to Beichan Temple; among them, a large scale religious activities will be held in January, April and September, which will attract a large number of tourists.

                                          Annual Temperature of the Year/℃ ( High-Low )

Jan. Feb. Mar Apr. May. Jun.
0/-13 3/-9 11/-1 17/3 21/5 24/12
Jul. Aug.  Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec.
26/13 23/12 21/10 16/4 16/4 1/-12

History of Beichan Temple:

Beichan Temple was constructed in the Northern Wei Dynasty (386-534) and it is one of the historical religious architectures in Qinghai Province.

How to Get to Beichan Temple?

1.Travelers can take bus No. 10, No. 11, No. 19 and No. 21 to get off at Beishan Market Station.
2.Driving from Dongguan Mosque to Beichan Temple takes about 13 mins ( 4 km ).
3.Driving from Xining Caojiapu International Airport to Beichan Temple takes about 39 mins ( 32 km ).
4.Driving from Xining Railway Station to Beichan Temple takes about 10 mins ( 4.1 km ).

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