Zhizhu Temple

Located in Beijing, China, the Zhizhu Temple was a temple of Tibetan Buddhism during the Quin Dynasty under the reigns of Emperor Kangxi and Emperor Qianlong. Originally, the temple was built during the reign of the Yongle Emperor of the Ming Dynasty, and it was used as an imperial sutra printing factory. The emperors of the Quin Dynasty emphasized Tibetan Buddhism and converted the Zhizhu and its neighbor Songzhu Temple into Buddhist temples. Since 1984, the temple has been on the list of monuments of the city of Beijing.