Located on the Guangxiao road this temple initially built by an Indian Monk is the oldest and the largest Buddhist temple in Guangzou China. Known to be the mansion of Prince Zhao Jinade this temple occupies an area of around 31000 square meters. It also hosted a popular Zen Buddhist monk known as Huineng, here in the 7th century.
The temple is a national key cultural relic and is popular as an important place in Chinese Buddhist History. It comprises of a main building a bell tower and a Drum tower along with numerous statues and historic monuments. The grand hall which is the main hall contains three different Buddha statues named sakyamuni , Buddha of Wisdom, and the Samantabhadra. The oldest known Extent Pagodas in China too are located within the temple. Built in different eras to one another, these Pagodas have high artistic value. The East pagoda forms the shape of a square and its seven stories extend 7.69 meters high. It is said the famous monk Huineng’s hair was buried inside a pagoda at the temple.
Other structures of the temple, such as the Sakyamuni Hall, the Samgharama Hall, The kind of Heaven Hall and two great iron pillars have great historic value and speak of an era where architecture in China was heavily influenced by Buddhism.
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Whether you are on business or leisure the city of Guangzhou has something for everyone. From the temples that display extensive historic culture to fascinating shopping malls this city is a paradise for holidaymakers.