As an ancient poem once said: “So many noblelords are strolling here, whose clothes still carries the smell of royal incense burner." It is Longfu Temple that has witnessed the past bustling and prosperous Beijing city for centuries. Until the rapid development of city has hidden its glory into towering skyscrapers, people go hastily with the new tide of city. Longfu Building, which was a popular Beijing landmark, can be only glimpsed in the houses of Hutong occasionally.
With traces of time deeply imprinted, it stands silently, accepts oblivion, and awaits new life.
The three coffers that survived in the Zhengjue Hall of Longfu Temple are now displayed in the Museum of Chinese Ancient Architecture. The high-angled corner hall and 45-degree inclined beams just leave a space hanging above in the ceiling, waiting for a modernist restoration.