Hongluo Temple

Hongluo temple has a history of more than 1600 years. The original name of it was Daming Temple, then it was renamed Huguo Zifu Temple. It names Hongluo Temple currently since there are two huge red snails( Hongshi in Chinese) down in the spring of the mountain. A tales said that these two red snails would spread red fire at sunset. The scenery over there is very beautiful - Hongluo Mountain in the north, Hongluo Lake in the south. The temple was surrounded by thousands of pine trees, which made the temple be known as a fairyland. Around Hongluo temple are Bamboo grove, Ginkgo Biloba and Vine Pine these three scenic spots. After years of expanding this area has 6 scenic spots in total now, they are Hongluo Temple, Hongluo Mountain, Kuan-yin Temple, Chengxiu Garden, Pine Garden and five –hundred Luohan Garden, which covers 6 square kilometers.

Location: Huairou County

Price: 30 RMB

How to get there:

  • Take NO.916 bus in Dongzhimen, transfer to minibus in Huairou
  • Take NO.6 /9 bus
  • Railway 1/2 or 3/4

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