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TopTen

1. White Cloud Temple

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Built in AD 739, Beijing’s only Taoist temple (see White Cloud Temple) houses the China Taoist Association and 30 monks with their distinctive navy-blue robes and top knots. It usually sees more pilgrims than tourists and has elaborate halls and gates, as well as three stone monkeys – finding them all is said to bring good luck.

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