Zhihua Temple: "Garan Seven Hall" style of the Tang and Song Dynasties

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Zhihua Temple (智化寺) is an ancient Buddhist temple located in the Lumicang Hutong of the Dongcheng District in Beijing. The temple, built in 1443 during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), is in the "Garan Seven Hall" style of the Tang and Song Dynasties, which refers to a temple complex with seven groups of buildings, including the front gate, Heavenly Kings' hall, Great Buddha hall, drum and bell towers, and side halls.


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