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Beijing Dongyue Temple

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Temple courtyard

The Beijing Dongyue Temple (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: Beijing Dongyuè Miào; literally: "Beijing Eastern Peak Temple") is a Daoist (Taoist) temple in the Chaowai area, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China. The temple is dedicated to the God of Mount Tai (simplified Chinese: ?; traditional Chinese: ?; pinyin: Dongyuè Dàdì). "Dongyue" (Chinese: ; pinyin: Dongyuè; literally: "Eastern Peak") is a synonym for Mount Tai, the easternmost and holiest of the Five Sacred Mountains of Taoism. Founded during the Yuan Dynasty, the Dongyue Temple is the largest temple of the Zhengyi school of Taoism in northern China and protected as a National Key Cultural Relict. The temple also serves as the Beijing Folk Customs Museum.

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