White Dagoba (Beihai Park)

Attraction Baita Zhishanmen St Xicheng, Beijing China Published on: 03-08-2016

1 hour
09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
08:00 AM
09:00 AM
First-time visit
Observation Deck
Must see
2.95 USD

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The White Dagoba is a 40-meter high stupa placed on the highest point on Jade Flower Island, built to honour the visit of the 5th Dalai Lama in 1651.

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Why White Dagoba (Beihai Park) is special ?

The White Dagoba is a 40-meter high stupa placed on the highest point on Jade Flower Island, built to honour the visit of the 5th Dalai Lama in 1651. At the suggestion of a famous Tibetan lama, Emperor Shunzhi, the first emperor of the Qing Dynasty agreed to build such a Tibetan dagoba to show his belief in Buddhism and his desire for the unification among various Chinese ethnic groups.

Destroyed in 1679 by an earthquake, it was rebuilt the following year, and restored again in 1976, because of an earthquake which occurred at Tangshan, near Beijing. A reliquary, secreted inside the structure are Buddhist Scriptures, monk's mantles and alms bowl, and the bones of monks (their remains after cremation).

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/

What to explore at White Dagoba (Beihai Park)?

Today, resting on a huge stone base, it stands 35.9 meters (about 118 feet) high and is capped by two bronze umbrella-like canopies, with 14 bronze bells hanging around them. Inside, the dagoba holds the Buddhist Scriptures, the monk's mantle and alms bowl and two pieces of Sarira. It's body is made of white stone. Sun, moon and flame engravings decorate the surface of the tower. Since the White Dagoba is the highest point in it, it served as a vantage point with a beautiful view of the whole scenic spot. In front of the White Dagoba is the White Dagoba Temple. There are several other buildings and halls you could visit if you have enough time.

Source: http://www.travelchinaguide.com/

How to get to White Dagoba (Beihai Park)?

By Bus:

Take Bus 5, 101, 103, 109, 124 or 685 to get off at Beihai Station.

Take Bus 3, 13, 42, 107, 111, 118, 612 or 701 to Beihai Beimen Station.

By Subway:

Take Subway Line 4 and get off at Ping'anli Station. Leave from Southeast Exit and walk along Dianmen Xi Dajie to the east for 20 minutes to the north gate.

Source: http://www.travelchinaguide.com/

Selling points

  • Great view of the Forbidden City here
  • Great history, nice view
  • Very unique structure in Beijing
  • A great opportunity to take a picture
  • A quiet oasis in Beijing
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  • White Dagoba is opened from 6:30 am to 10:00 pm at peak season and up to 6:00 pm during low season.
  • You can buy a combo ticket at RMB 20 per person (includes Qionghua Islet and Circular City, excluding Qionghua Cave and Shanyin Hall).
    Ticket and Pricing
  • The first 200 visitors are free of charge on Wednesday
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  • Nearby is Zhengjue Hall, the Bell and Drum Towers, the Stone Tablets of 'Qiongdao Chunyin' (means the beautiful scenery of the Jade Flowery Islet in spring; inscribed by Emperor Qianlong of Qing Dynasty) etc, all scattered on the slope of the Qionghua Islet.
    Things nearby
  • This White Dagoba is one of two famous white dagobas in Beijing, the other one stands in Miaoying Temple on Fuchengmen Street.
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  • You can go out on the lake in pedal boats or electric boats for a faster cruise ($10 an hour).
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