The Guangxiao Temple can be found on the north of the Guangxiao Road, it is one structure you are sure to not miss; boasting Gold richness, captivating images and a spectacular size, the Guangxiao Temple will capture you no matter how far you are. For many this place of worship is famously known as the Temple of Bright Filial Piety and it is the most renowned sacred building in the city. Perhaps it is the age old history or its miraculously powers; whatever it is, this temple has certainly made its mark on the map and is a must not miss for anyone visiting the city.
This exotic temple has a history that dates back 1700 years. It was first constructed during the Han Dynasty as a private house but slowly its holiness emerged as the lecture hall was converted to a venue dedicated to the practice of Zen Buddhism. Its popularity grew over the years and most devout Buddhists found this place perfect for meditation. So much so that the temple was the venue that lead the famous Hu Neng to his Monkhood. Over the years the lecture hall captured the entire structure and the building transformed into a temple much known for Hu Nengs monkhood. Today it is a place visited and admired by thousands all over the world. The elaborate architecture and intricate decoration are among the interesting features of the temple. The many cultural relics that ornament the temple provide an interesting insight into the traditions practiced by the people of the yesteryears.
Some of the must not miss areas of the temple include the Mahavihar Hall, the Sixth Ancester Hall, Heavenly King Hall and the Samgharam Hall. The East and West Iron Towers are also interesting structures in the temple compound and make the oldest towers in all of China.After exploring this fascinating temple in China and other cultural places of interest, stay at the exquisite Guangzhou Long Stay Accommodation called the Springdale Serviced Residence Guangzhou. This exquisite apartment is luxury in a nutshell plus it has the added advantage of the relaxation that only a Guangzhou Serviced Apartments provide.