Beijing Ancient Bell Museum in Dazhong Temple reopened after renovation
News: The Ancient Bell Museum in Dazhong Temple is reopened to the public now after renovating. It takes two years and over 4.9 million dollars.
Dazhong Temple is located in Beijing Haidian District. The temple was built in 1733 during the Ming Dynasty, for the emperors to pray for rain during periods of drought. In the temple, there is a giant Buddhist bell, 5.6m in height and 46.6 tons in weigh. It is one of the largest in the world. So, the local people call it the Dazhong Temple.
The museum is located in Dazhong Temple. It is a major national cultural relics protection unit, which collects 400 cultural relics, incl. 6 state-level pieces. The functions of the museum include collecting, protecting, exhibiting and researching ancient bells, and spreading bell culture.
It houses more than a hundred ancient bells of different shapes and sizes, also several thousand research documents about bells. Many tourists are attracted to this beautiful temple’s environment by its unique exhibitions and interesting activities.
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