Blooming lilacs in 600-year-old temple

Hidden in a hutong in downtown Beijing, Zhihua Temple is experiencing the full blooming of its lilacs ahead of mid-spring.

First built around 1440, the temple is the biggest remaining complex among wooden structures in Beijing that date back to the Ming Dynasty.

(All photos taken by CGTN's Wang Yuqiang)

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