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Bright Filial Piety Temple (Guangxiao Si)

No.109 Guangxiao Road, Guangzhou 510180, China
+86 20 8109 3026
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Beautiful place of worship, architecture, artworks, & chanting of worshippers

This is a beautiful historic Buddhist temple, the origins as a temple date back to about 233. Its... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2018
KodoDrummer
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Yekaterinburg, Russia
Beautiful Temple

Entrance and Chinese god statues are huge. Feels peaceful and relax, sovereign shop inside has some... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2018
RoshKr
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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A wooden Laughing Buddha greets you at the entrance of this 4th-century Buddhist temple, one of the oldest in Guangzhou.
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  • Average16%
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No.109 Guangxiao Road, Guangzhou 510180, China
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

This is a beautiful historic Buddhist temple, the origins as a temple date back to about 233. Its originally named Zhizhi Temple, then renamed: the Wangyuanchaoyan Temple, the Wangyuan Temple, the Qianmingfaxing Temple, the Chongningwanshou Temple, Baoenguangxiaochan Temple, and finally in 1482, Guangxiao Temple. The...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Entrance and Chinese god statues are huge. Feels peaceful and relax, sovereign shop inside has some good options to choose from. Waterfall is very nice.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

I’ve been here before but today during Qing Ming Festival it was covered in blooms and people who had the day off for the occasion. Pretty and larger than the neighbouring temple but doesn’t have a pagoda if that’s what you’re after.

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Reviewed 1 March 2018

This temple was first the residence of a Nanyue dynasty's prince, then was made into the Zhizhi temple in the III-IV century, then was rebuilt during the Qing Dynasty, but was partially damaged during the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) and finally rebuilt by Buddhist monks.. After...More

1  Thank SrinivasanBrussels
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

Guangxiao Temple in guangzhou is beautiful temple, built in the traditional style. a nice place to get some great photos

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Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

I still have dreams of walking this temple; a wonderful place in the middle of the city, you’d expect the city noise to drown out the peace but surprisingly, it’s very quiet within the grounds. My partner and I visited here not knowing what to...More

1  Thank KimLeng
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Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

This place is a must to go if you go to the center city of Guangzhou. The location is close to the metro line 1 stop, the entrance fee is cheap. You will meet a lot of people praying there. There is also a miniature...More

2  Thank dinar h
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Very close to the Ximenkou metro line 1 station, this temple is certainly a must see stop for Guangzhou. Although there is a ticket office and a posted fee of RMB10, there were no charges or tickets required on the October Saturday I visited. It...More

1  Thank Jarko2015
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

This 4th Century, Ornate Buddhist Temple is a "GEM"!! It provides the traveller an insight into some "Buddhist Practices". The location is in Guangzhou's "Old City", which adds to the "AMBIENCE". As one might expect, it is a very peaceful place. The ornate carvings and...More

Thank Mark D
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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Our visit gave us an insight into life for local Chinese. We visited early in the morning when locals were arriving for prayer. We know very little about Buddhism and much was incomprehensible to us, but it was fascinating nevertheless. There are very few signs...More

1  Thank helen m
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