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Restaurants Serve Tourists in Historic Beijing Temples

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

BEIJING, CHINA—Parts of two historic temples, the Songzhu Temple and the Zhizhu Temple, are being used as restaurants that cater to foreign visitors. The temples, which are owned by Buddhist Association of Beijing, are listed as cultural and historic sites under the city government’s protection. The restaurants had provided funding for the restoration of the temples. Government authorities are now seeking to strengthen cultural heritage regulations.