Fascinating Beijing Folklore Museum

Fascinating Beijing Folklore Museum

Beijing, China’s magnificent capital city is recognized as one of the greatest cities in the world, laying claim to a rich cultural legacy, with many splendid buildings and monuments. The city’s imposing temples, palaces and massive stone walls and gates hint at a glorious past, while there are a multitude of other buildings in the city which also have a memorable history.

As might be expected with one of the world’s most historic cities, Beijing has experienced an eventful history stretching back to ancient times. Various Chinese dynasties controlled the city at different periods of time, and it was also dominated by the Mongols at one time. With such a turbulent history it is not surprising that Beijing has a rich cultural mosaic.

In recent years Beijing has become an increasingly popular tourist destination, attracting visitors from all parts of the globe.

The Beijing Folklore Museum is one of the city’s premier attractions. It is situated in the former Dongyue Taoist Temple constructed in 1319. The only folklore museum located in Beijing, the museum displays folklore artifacts throughout the year and has achieved great popularity among locals with its folklore activities coinciding with traditional holidays.

The museum is arranged into three main interior squares which display extensive assortments of steles, statues, inscriptions and stone tablets. The statues provide a fascinating glimpse into the supernatural Taoist world. The various aspects of the Taoist world are shown with a set of statues relating to each aspect. Each statue is accompanied by an explanation of its significance and its function in the supernatural world. If desired visitors may contribute a small donation in the collection box or attach a fortune card if they would like to make a wish and placate the gods. If you have an interest in Chinese mythology, or simply wish to spend a few hours profitably, there is no better venue than the Beijing Folklore Museum.

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