The temple is located on Gu Wen hua Jie (called Ancient Culture Street in English), Tianjin, and a small entrance fee is charged from visitors. Ancient Culture Street was created to reflect life in ancient China. Many of the buildings here echo the distinctive and colourful architecture of the Qing Dynasty. The entrance is marked by a grand arch, and visitors are allowed to enter for free. The street is usually buzzing with activity, especially during certain holidays when outdoor operas are staged. The market place here is very popular, and is open throughout the day. Other notable sites along the street include the Qingzhen Si (Great Mosque), the Confucius Temple (Wen Miao), the Xikai Jiaotong (Catholic Church) and the Dabeiyuan Monastery.
Tianjin has had a long and colourful history. It once flourished as an imperial sea port, and visitors will find many remnants from that glorious era. While much of the city's architecture is distinctively Chinese, Tianjin still bears traces of its annexation by several European countries. The western influence can be seen in the thousands of little villas that populate the countryside.