BeiHai Park

Beijing, China

The Temple of Supreme Happiness
极乐世界

Emperor QianLong built the buddhist GuanYin Hall for his mother - to pray for her happiness and longevity.

The hall and gates occupy an area of 1,260 square meters and the whole is surrounded by water. In each compass direction there is an archway of glazed tiles. It is the largest palatial hall in the style of a square pavilion in China.

Inside the amazingly spacious, high roofed hall is a sculpture of Mount Sumeru. On the hill are statues of GuanYin (a Bodhisattva) and the 800 Arhats. The inscription of 'Extreme Happiness' behind the hill is in the handwriting of Emperor QianLong.

乾隆皇帝为其母建造了这个佛教的观音殿,为了让她幸福长寿。

这个大殿为重檐四角攒尖式殿,加上前面的大门共占地1260平方米,整个四周被水环绕。每一个方向都有一个琉璃坊拱门。是最大的古代阁式建筑。

在里面无比的大,有很高蟠龙藻井与须弥山雕像的假山。在山上有很多观音和800个罗汉的雕像。在山后挂着“极乐世界”字样御笔亲书的金匾。


GuanYin Hall, with the southern bridge in the foreground.


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Beihai Park Introduction

Beihai Park Videos All ten videos

Beihai Park Introduction
Layout and Map
History

South Scenic Area

The Circular City

On the Island

Jade Island
YongAn Temple
Pavilion of Benevolent Voice
The White Dagoba
The Long Corridor
FangShan Restaurant
Chamber for Reading the Classics
ZhiZhu Hall

East Scenic Area

HaoPuJian

North West Scenic Area

Peaceful Heart Garden
Heavenly King Hall
DaCi ZhenRu Hall
The 9 Dragon Screen
The 5 Dragon Pavilions
The 5 Dragon Pavilions (2)
ChanFu Temple and Garden
The Pavilion of Complete Happiness
Boating at BeiHai Park

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