Bright Filial Piety Temple (Guangxiao Si), Guangzhou

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Guangxiao Temple is one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Guangzhou, the capital of China's Guangdong Province. As the special geographical position, Guangxiao Temple often acted as a stopover point for Asian missionary monks in the past. It also played a central role in propagating various elements of Buddhism, including precepts school, Chan (Zen), esoteric (Shingon) Buddhism, and Pure Land. Particularly, Huineng, the sixth Chinese patriarch of Chan Buddhism, made his first public Chan lecture and was tonsured in Guangxiao Temple; Esoteric Buddhist master Amoghavajra’s first teaching of esoteric Buddhism is thought to have been in Guangxiao Temple. It was also a translation center in Southern China, where Buddhist scriptures were translated by Yijing and the Shurangama-sūtra was translated by Paramitiin--these texts served to promote the establishment of Mahāyāna Buddhism as the mainstream philosophy of Chinese (even Asia-Pacific) Buddhism. With the development of globalization, Guangxiao Temple is now exerting even more positive effects on the propagation of Buddhism via international communications and Buddhist tourism.HistoryGuangxiao originated from the residence of Zhao Jiande, the king of Nanyue whose usurpation prompted Emperor Wu of the Han to invade and annex the area. During the Three Kingdoms, the Wu officer and scholar Yu Fan was banished to live at the residence. After Yu Fan died in 233, his family donated the estate, whose grounds were organized as the It was repeatedly renamed: the, the, the ''', the, and the.
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  • 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 a...  more »
  • I went in the morning 8 o'clock. There is no admission fee. There are many people from the morning pray diligently. In very impressive.
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  • After the six Banyan trees are passed to the nearby Temple of filial piety that during the Tang dynasty was one of the most important Buddhist educational centers of South China. All halls we see today date back to the nineteenth century but do not remove atmosphere and charm to the place, which is very popular with the local community. In the Central Pavilion houses a ten-meter high Buddha statue. If there is time to see only one visit this temple in Guangzhou.
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  • One of the oldest Buddhist Temples in Guangzhou. Even if many buildings, figures etc have been damaged or removed during "Revolution", renovation and new adons brought back a real temple situation and atmosphere, making it the most visited Buddhist Temple in the center of Guangzhou. - See also the many temple-related shops nearby...
  • An extensive temple complex, very busy on Sunday. It was s great experience to immerse in the atmosphere, admire the architecture, flowers artworks while hearing the worshipers rhythmic chants in the background.
  • A great temple with a long history🏯 where I played in my childhood. Tourist should pay attention to those monk who ask you for money. They could be LIARS!!!
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  • Guangzhou is one of the oldest traditional Buddhist temple. Very nice atmosphere, soothing.
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