Tanzhe Temple is located in Mendougou
District. Because of the Dragon Pool at its rear
and the Zhe trees cudrania tricuspidata on the
hill, it has been popularly known as the Pool
and Zhe Tree Temple, or the Tanzhe Temple. There
was a common saying that "First there was
the Tanzhe Temple, then came Beijing:"
The existing architecture in
temple was constructed in the Ming and Qing dynasties,
and visitors can also appreciate pagodas of the
Kin, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties. Legend has
it that the two "Emperor Trees" by the
Hall of Three Sages, which were planted in the
Liao Dynasty, are more than 1,000 years old.