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Why Zen Tea Culture Festival Worth Exploring

While you may have seen a thousand live music performances, but you will never watch the spectacular Zen Tea Culture Festive like you do in Beijing! With a visit to the Tanzhe Temple, you will get an in-depth insight into the rich tea culture of China.

Where to See Tea Culture Festival
Beijing Tanzhe Temple

As one of the oldest and well known temples in Beijing, the Tanzhesi (or Tanzhe Temple) hosts the Zen Tea Culture Festival every year, lasting from July until early September. Geared at promoting traditional tea culture of China, the Zen Tea Culture Festival allows you to be able to savor the one and only Tanzhesi Zen Tea and Tanzhesi prime cake – it will be an essential experience for you. The Tanzhe Temple is a Buddhist compound located in the Mentougou District in western Beijing (near the China National Highway 108). Once one of the most prestigious temples across China, the temple compound was constructed in the Jin Dynasty (265–420) and has a history of over 1,700 years old. The layout of the temple halls reflects the architectural styles of the Ming and Qing dynasties, and the compound also houses many pagodas that can be dated back to the Jin, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties.

What to Explore during the Festival
Beijing Tanzhe Temple Tea Culture Festival

The Art Treasures Cultural Festival is held in Tanzhe Temple every year, displaying an impressive selection of the greatest cultural treasures in China. The festival focuses on spreading the artistry and historical significance of the rare artistic heritage. It is well worth a visit while visiting Beijing, lasting from late August to early September. Last year the festival offered seven exhibitions that contained various themes like Art Treasures of Tibetan Buddhism and Cross–Straits Hongshan Jade. The festival displayed over 1300 ancient jade pieces in total. While the exhibition is reason enough for you to pay a visit to the temple, let alone the profound history, rich tea culture as well as mysterious Zen Buddhism. With a visit to the temple, you will get a chance to be immerse in the evoking atmosphere of the Zen Buddhism. It will be an essential Chinese experience for you!

To sum it up, the Zen Tea Culture Festival is not to be missed while visiting Beijing!