Beautiful! if you looking for local activity praying to be photographed, or any religious and calming sites, here is the good choice. The statues are stunning, the building, the surrounding itself, love it!
Hello Jim, I was in Guangzhou on a business trip in April accompanied by my fiancee ( a Chinese citizen ) and we visited the Temple of the Six Banton Trees on the 15th. I don't have the in depth knowledge of Buddhism that... More
Hello Jim, I was in Guangzhou on a business trip in April accompanied by my fiancee ( a Chinese citizen ) and we visited the Temple of the Six Banton Trees on the 15th. I don't have the in depth knowledge of Buddhism that you may require but I can tell you my understanding of what I saw. In the Daxiong Baodian Hall at the complex there are 3 very large copper statues. The middle is of course Sakyamuni, on the left is Amitabha and on the right is the Apothecary Buddha. The significance of the 3 is to represent, past, present and future. I have visited several large cities in China and I am constantly amazed ( and dismayed ) by the lack of directional signage to notable sights and locations. Because of the Canton Fair, many westerners visit Guangzhou and I was hoping for more tourist notifications but was again disappointed. The Temple is not easy to find and several times my girlfriend had to ask the locals for directions. I can tell you this; take the MRT to Gongyuanqian station, take exit B and once on street level turn left. It is then necessary to cross the road. I think the street name is Liurong street, but after you cross the road it will be on your right hand side. The Temple is about 700-800 metres up the street on your left. Just before the entrance gate, there are a couple of windows in a wall where you buy entry tickets RMB10 per person. Hope this is useful, Steve A