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Renovated Summer Palace temple to reopen


Published on Oct 11, 2010

A Buddhist temple at Beijing’s Summer Palace, has been renovated and will open to visitors before the end of this year, Xinhua has reported. The Zhengjue Temple was built in 1773 as the main place of worship for Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) emperors. It was seriously damaged when the Old Summer Palace was destroyed in 1860. Renovation of the 27,000m2 temple began in 2002 and has cost about CNY45 million (US$6.7 million).

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