Im­por­tantsites in­Bei­jing

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•The Lama Tem­ple: The big­gest Ti­betan-style monastery in the cap­i­tal was built in 1744. In 1983, the State Coun­cil rec­og­nized it as China’s key na­tional Ti­betan Bud­dhist monastery out­side the Ti­bet au­ton­o­mous re­gion. The Lama Tem­ple is the only Bud­dhist monastery in Bei­jing that is open to the public.

•The High-Level Ti­betan Bud­dhism Col­lege of China: Founded in 1987, the col­lege is the coun­try’smost pres­ti­gious Ti­betan Bud­dhist ed­u­ca­tion cen­ter.

•The China Ti­betol­ogy Re­search Cen­ter: Founded in 1986, the cen­ter is a purely aca­demic in­sti­tute where all as­pects of Ti­betan life are stud­ied and re­searched.

•The Zhongzheng Dian, or “Hall of Rec­ti­tude”: A shrine in the For­bid­den City. It was built in 1420 dur­ing the Ming Dy­nasty (1368-1644), and was a fa­mous cen­ter of Ti­betan Bud­dhism dur­ing the Qing Dy­nasty (16441911). The hall was de­stroyed by fire in 1923, and re­built in 2012.

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