Sign in or register
for additional privileges

Asian Migration and Global Cities

Anne Cong-Huyen, Jonathan Young Banfill, Katherine Herrera, Samantha Ching, Natalie Yip, Thania Lucero, Randy Mai, Candice Lau, Authors

You appear to be using an older verion of Internet Explorer. For the best experience please upgrade your IE version or switch to a another web browser.


From Pingguoyuan, near the Taijian Museum, my brother and I walk up a mountain, on paths littered with garbage, towards the building of a temple half way up. Oddly Bees buzz in the crisp air, coming from a stack of hives sitting in the forest.  

It is early November and just getting cold, the leaves are bright red and we are enjoying the fresh air on the mountain edge of the city. At the top is a temple, Fahaisi (法海寺), which was founded in 1443. By the time we reach the temple is about to close and dusk is falling. We look at the famous murals inside and stand at the top of the hill, looking out over Pingguoyuan. We can see the large smokestacks of Shougang, sending out smoke. But here the air is clean and the mountain is peaceful. 

We descended the mountain in the deeper dusk and head back to Beijing. . . 
Comment on this page

Discussion of "Fahaisi"

Add your voice to this discussion.

Checking your signed in status ...

Previous page on path Pinguoyuan, page 3 of 3 Path end, return home

Related:  Beijing: Reading the City (Official Texts)Beijing LiteratureTaijian BowuguanL.A. Songs: It Was a Good DayBeijing SimulacraLine II: Past and PresentBlade RunnerLong Live Shougang SteelBeijing: BookwormBeijing by Peter CarneyWangjing: Korean MigrationTsinghuaBeijing: First Ring RoadBeijing: YonghegongBeijing Subway Close UpBeijing: A Global City?Youdu 幽都Migrant Children in the RubblePinguoyuanBeijing Subway VisualizationBeijing: FuturesLine 13: Experiencing MigrationsBeijing Smog Map IIL.A. Songs: Desperados Under the EavesHutongsBeijing: GulouWudaokouBeijing Light MapBeijing FilmRural to Urban MigrationTian'anmenNorth Korean RestaurantLos Angeles: Light and DarkTimeout BeijingBeijing 1907Beijing: Asian Migrants and LaborersBeijing - ShichahaiRecyling VillageSkylinesLos Angeles: Reading the CityBeijing MonumentsL.A. Songs: Happy798Beijing, ChinaBeijing: Chang'an JieLine I: Orientations & PlacesBeijing Airport - LandingBeijing to SeattleWelcome to the Northern CapitalBeijing 1968 MapThe 8th Ring Road: Limits/Speculative Futures/ConclusionsBeijing: PastBeijing Music SceneBeijing Subway MapBeijing GhostsBeijing, ChinaBeijing 1968Mulholland DriveBeijing SkylineSeeing Foreign Bands in BeijingEducational MigrantsSanlitunBeijing: Recycling Village南锣鼓巷Keanu & Man of Tai ChiL.A. Songs: Funtimes in BabylonBeijing TaxiBeijing Capital International AirportBeijing Death CloudBeijing, January 2009Beijing FlybyBeijing: Reading the City (Culture)Beijing TourismBeijing PhotosBeijing Smog MapBeijingExpat MigrationLos Angeles: FuturesBeijing DoorsBeijing Vimeo MoviesVirtual Dubai: Spec Ops: The LineBeijing SkyBeijing Cover Image