Temple of the Six Banyan Trees & Flower Pagoda (Liurong Temple), Guangzhou

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Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
An oasis of tranquility in busy Guangzhou city, Temple of the Six Banyan Trees & Flower Pagoda (Liurong Temple) provides a spot to relax and explore the area’s Buddhist heritage. Originally built in 537 CE, the temple makes a popular spot for devotees. Named by a famous 11th-century poet, you can enjoy banyan trees at the foot of the red and white, nine-story Flower Pagoda, an octagonal-shaped tower. Climb the pagoda to get sweeping views of Old Canton, or admire the stone carving of a dragon in the courtyard. The smiling Buddha and three copper Buddhas inside the temple will cheer you up and lighten up your burdens. Observe worshippers praying and burning incense, and watch monks cooking and chatting in this laid-back, picturesque urban setting. To visit Temple of the Six Banyan Trees & Flower Pagoda (Liurong Temple) on your trip to Guangzhou, use our Guangzhou trip site.
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  • I dont find this attraction too attractive. If you are a Buddhist maybe youcan visit this temple to pray  more »
  • Quiet, many people praying, service being held while we were there, laughing Buddha is right as you walk in -- we missed it initially. Free hot herbal tea. In the Hall of Mahavira, the main hall of...  more »
  • It is one of famous Buddhist temple in Guangzhou with a history of about 1400 years. The place is very peaceful and beautiful. You can burn joss stick as an offering to the god and for getting blessing. Though it is a temple, there is an entrance fee and in my experience to different cities of China, it is same all over China. But looking at the maintenance, I think it is worth it.
  • A peaceful and tranquil place where the locals come. Did Did not see any tourists on a Saturday. Paid 5 yuan for the entrance fee. Only 3 banyan trees are left. A lot of locals come here to do participate in the weekend chanting session. Can stay here a long time sitting under the banyan tree. Cooling and at peace.

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