Guāngxiào Temple

sights / Religious

Guāngxiào Temple information

Location
Guǎngzhōu , China
Address
109 Guangxiao Lu
Telephone
+86 20 8108 7421
Getting there
Metro: Line 1, Xīmén Kǒu
Prices
admission ¥5
Opening hours
6am-5.30pm
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‘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.