Located on the eastern side of Fragrant Hills, the temple was built in seventh century AD during the heyday of the Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907), which was enlarged during the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) to accommodate a huge bronze reclining Buddha, cast in 1320 using 25,000 kilograms of bronze. The 5.2-metre-long Reclining Buddha depicts Sakyamuni, the founder of Buddhism. Surrounding it are12 sculptures, which illustrate the mourning of Sakyamuni's 12 disciples.
Address: Wofosi Lu, Fragrant Hills, Haidian District
Open: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Admission: 5 yuan
Traffic: Bus Nos. 331, 634, and 696