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Hongluo Temple

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Introduction
The Red Shells Temple, or Hongluo Si received its name from a legend that two spiral shells gave out red light in the evening. Located at the foot of the Hongluo Mountain, the temple is seven kilometers northwest of Huairou County.

History & Background
First built during the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD), the temple is worth a visit in early summer because of the wild flowers, fresh air. Surrounded by hills dotted with pines and cypresses in different shapes, the temple's tasteful layout creates an atmosphere of quiet contemplation. Around the temple, the scenic area covers an area of 8 square kilometers (3 square miles). It is composed of two parts: two scenic spots and three Buddhist areas.

Layout & Function
Covering an area of 16.6 acres, Hongluo Temple is the largest temple in the Beijing's northern district. Surrounded by hills dotted with pines and cypresses in different shapes, the temple's tasteful layout creates an atmosphere of quiet contemplation.

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Highlight
Hongluo Temple has relatively good tourist facilities. The Bamboo Fragrant Restaurant and the restaurant in Hongluo Hill Resort can accommodate a banquet over 500 guests. Hongluo Hill Resort located in the pinewoods, with the architecture of siheyuan (compound with houses around courtyard) and Japanese-style log cabin. There are over 200 beds of different grade, a gymnasium, a Karaoke lounge and conference rooms. In the morning, you can stroll in the pinewoods breathing in fresh air and fully enjoying the relaxation, comfort and romance far from the city.

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Information
Address: four kilometers from Qingchun Road in the north Huairou District, Beijing

Tel: (+86 10) 6068 1967

Opening hours: Daily (7:00 – 18:00)

How to Get There: By tourist bus 6 or 16 from Xuanwumen, or go by 916 bus leaving from Dongzhimen bus stop.

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