When I was very young, I went to Jietai Temple. I had no other impression. I just remember that it was very close to Tanzhi Temple. There was a big pot in the kitchen of the temple. It was buried on the ground. It was a big pot for porridge boiling. At that time, I thought, how much porridge do I have to cook? This time, I learned that the most famous of the Jietai Temple is its largest platform, because there are many people who have been disciplined, and the natural platform is also large. Similarly, the pot in the kitchen is also big, haha. The temple is built on the hill, scattered and delicate. When there are not many visitors, it is quiet and surrounded by mountains, forests and trees. It is very good to practice here.
People who come here to worship incense and pray for blessings during the Qingming Festival hang banners on the prayer trees in front of the Mountain Gate hall, light lotus lanterns in the incense pool and burn a long tray of tower incense on the incense shelf. To bring the thoughts of the deceased, but also to express the blessings of the family.
The first time I went to Jietai Temple, the golden autumn in October. It is better than imagined. Although there are no red leaves, quiet and clean, ancient temples, ancient trees and rich cultural heritage. No traffic jams. It's much better to travel westward than in the northern suburbs. There's no food on the side, so it's better to take good food.
A good place, where ancient trees are preserved and historic sites are relatively complete and beautiful. Hundreds of years ago, this place should be a quiet place for practice. It seems that every inch of soil has the flavor of Goodwill. It also provides Taoist immortals who used to be royal monasteries that show the shoulders of ancient human and Buddhist Taoism.
One of the ancient temples in Western Beijing is in good condition. You can buy tickets with Tanzhi Temple here. The area of Jietai Temple is small and the tour is easy. In several ancient Songli temples, it is also the shooting site of Ganlu temple in Zhenqi's biography. At noon, we can still eat the fasting meals in the temple.
Jietai Temple has an ancient history, its history is earlier than Beijing City. In the Ming and Qing Dynasties, it was a royal temple with high building specifications. Later, Prince Gong lived in the temple for ten years, invested a lot of money in the temple construction, and made the scale of the temple expand again.
Jietai Monastery is one of the three major commandment platforms in China. Its commandment platform is the first in Asia. The temple was built in the Southern and Northern Dynasties. It has a history of more than 1500 years. There are beautiful over-age pine trees such as Wolong Pine and Free Pine.