Temple of the Six Banyan Trees
This Buddhist temple was built in AD 537 to enshrine Buddhist relics brought over from India, and were placed in the octagonal Decorated...
Mosque Dedicated to the Prophet
The original building is believed to be founded here in 627 by Abu Waqas, an uncle of the prophet Mohammed. The present mosque dates...
Chén Clan Ancestral Hall
An all-in-one ancestral shrine, Confucian school and ‘chamber of commerce’ for the Chen clan, this compound was built in 1894 by the...
Chén Clan Ancestral Hall Food Stalls
Locals munch on grilled oysters (烤生蠔; kăoshēngháo ), pepper salt shrimp (椒盐蝦; jiāoyánxiā ) and stir-fried crab (炒蟹; chăoxiè ) at the...
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Guāngxiào Temple information
‘Bright Filial Piety Temple’ is the oldest temple in Guǎngzhōu, dating back to the 4th century. By the time of the Tang dynasty it was well established as a centre of Buddhist learning in southern China. Bodhidharma, the founder of Zen Buddhism, taught here. Most of the current buildings date from the 19th century, including a main hall with double eaves and a 10m-tall Buddha statue.