Monthly Archives: January 2016

The Old and New in Beijing, China

The juxtaposition of the modern and the ancient in Beijing, China.
The 697-year-old Dongyue Temple, built during the Yuan Dynasty, the first foreign dynasty to rule China.

Kublai Khan, the grandson of Genghis Kahn, moved the Mongol capital from Mongolia to Beijing in 1271 and declared himself emperor.

The Yuan Dynasty lasted 97 years, from 1271 to 1368. 

Dongyue Temple is one of the largest Taoist temples in northern China, and it’s a shrine to the God of Mount Tai, one of the five great mountains in China. 

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