Steeped in history, Beijing has a rich religious heritage that can be discovered in the many temples in the city such as the Lama Temple. This popular site can be found in the capital’s Dongcheng district and those in search of luxury hotels in Beijing that offer a central base from which to head to such attractions can consider Regent Beijing. One of the leading 5 star hotels Beijing has to offer, this stylish property is well suited for those looking to soak up the sights and sounds of the Chinese capital. Situated on Yonghegong Street, the Lama Temple provides a unique perspective on Tibetan Buddhist culture. Featuring several main halls, the temple is a great place to explore; you will find a statue of China’s guardian of Buddhism at the Hall of Heavenly Kings, while at the Hall of Harmony you can view statues depicting Past, Present, and Future Buddhas. Many are awed when they visit the Pavilion of Ten Thousand Fortunes that houses an 85 foot carving of Maitreya Buddha, made from a sole block of sandalwood. Since this is still a functioning temple, devotees can also take time to worship here and offer prayers for family and friends.