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Bright Filial Piety Temple (Guangxiao Si)

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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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No.109 Guangxiao Road, Guangzhou 510180, China
+86 20 8109 3026
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The visit to the Bright Filial Piety Temple was nice as the sun was shining bright on a crisp winter day, which turned out to be a perfect way to explore this historic temple. The building is well maintained and there are several artefacts that...More

Date of experience: March 2019
24  Thank PushExplore
Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

This is not huge Buddhist temple compared to some of those that we had visited. But Guangxiao Temple had an air of peace and serenity surrounding it. We spent about half an hour exploring the grounds. The temple is located within a short walk from...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 28 September 2018

Good place to witness sacred rituals and observe worshippers, especially during famous Chinese or Cantonese festivals. But don't be startled if huge crowds of people surrounds you all the time. It's China, it's normal.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 27 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

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 15 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.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank RoshKr
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.

Date of experience: April 2018
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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

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank SrinivasanBrussels
Reviewed 30 January 2018

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

Date of experience: December 2017
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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

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank KimLeng
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

Date of experience: November 2017
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