Temple of the Queen of Heaven & Baxian Mountain
Temple of the Queen of Heaven
Located in the middle block in Ancient Cultural Street in Nankai District, Tianjin City, the Temple of the Queen of Heaven is the oldest architecture in Tianjin. Built during the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) and rebuilt in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), it is one of the earliest temples of the Queen of Heaven that exists in China till today. It is also where the Tianjin Folk Custom Museum is located.
Even till these days, one can still find many pious worshippers coming to this temple seeking blessing. We can thus gauge the significance of this temple in the hearts of Tianjin populace.
2. Take bus no. 15, 611, 658, 818, or 878 and get off at Beicheng Street Station.
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|Admission Fee||CNY 10|
|Opening Hours||9:00 - 17:00 on normal days |
8:00 - 17:00 on the 1st and 15th days of lunar months
Closed on Mondays, unless it happens to be the 1st or 15th day of a lunar month
The mountain was originally called “Baxian Zhuozi” (Eight Immortals’ Table). Legend has it that the eight immortals passed by this mountain on their way to the east sea. The unusual peaks, clear waters and verdant forest attracted them to descend and rest beside a huge table-like rock. Hence is the name of this mountain. Even the immortals were fascinated by the beauty of this area. The charm of Baxian Mountain is therefore beyond any doubt. It has not only an endless sea of peaks, valleys and crystal streams, but also various species of animals and plants that is famed for its "Green Kingdom".
Baxian Mountain was considered as the guardian mountain and out-of-bounds area of the Eastern Qing Tombs and entry was restricted for over 280 years. It remained as a trackless wilderness for a long time. Therefore, the biological system has not been damaged by human activities. The mountains are covered with trees and other precious plants. Every year from Sep. 25th to Oct. 5th, Baxian Mountain will hold harvesting activities. Visitors can pick kiwi fruits, wild grapes, mushrooms, walnuts and agarics. With the varieties of delicious fruits and plants for food, many animals find it a paradise to live in. Even some endangered species that are already extinct in other areas can be found in this picturesque mountain.
If visiting from Tianjin, visitors can get to Jixian County by bus from Jinyu Bus Station or by train from Tianjin Railway Station or Tianjin North Railway Station. And then take a taxi to Baxian Mountain.
Take intercity bus from Beijing Sihui Long-Distance Bus Station to Jixian County. The bus leaves every 15 minutes during 6:00 - 19:30. And then take a taxi to Baxian Mountain.
|Admission Fee||CNY 45|
|Battery Car Charge||One way: CNY 30 |
Round way: CNY 50
|Opening Hours||8:00-17:00 from April to around November 10 |
Closed from November 10 to next March