Temple of the Six Banyan Trees & Flower Pagoda (Liurong Temple), Guangzhou

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An oasis of tranquility in busy Guangzhou city, Temple of the Six Banyan Trees & Flower Pagoda (Liurong Temple) provides a spot to relax and explore the area’s Buddhist heritage. Originally built in 537 CE, the temple makes a popular spot for devotees. Named by a famous 11th-century poet, you can enjoy banyan trees at the foot of the red and white, nine-story Flower Pagoda, an octagonal-shaped tower. Climb the pagoda to get sweeping views of Old Canton, or admire the stone carving of a dragon in the courtyard. The smiling Buddha and three copper Buddhas inside the temple will cheer you up and lighten up your burdens. Observe worshippers praying and burning incense, and watch monks cooking and chatting in this laid-back, picturesque urban setting. To visit Temple of the Six Banyan Trees & Flower Pagoda (Liurong Temple) on your trip to Guangzhou, use our Guangzhou trip site .
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  • October 2, 2017
    It’s very beautiful there, I went alone so I could experience the ambience all by myself. The air smells of incense and it’s very quiet there. People are praying for ancestors and good fortune. If you...  more »
  • September 22, 2017
    First built 1380 years ago... and rebuilt 980 years ago, it is amazing that this "smallish temple" and its nine levels are still standing!! The state of architecture and construction can be readily se...  more »
  • September 14, 2017
    It keeps some of the spirituality of a temple and that China is now almost impossible to find. Beautiful bonsai trees scattered here and there for the site and sometimes paired up at the giant plant next door (I fell in love with a small pomeria)
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  • June 19, 2017
    It is not a very big temple complex so there is not much to see, you cannot climb up the pagoda. There is admission charges but it is a good place to see people doing their worshipping. If you are so inclined, you may try to meditate under the banyan tree.
  • June 14, 2017
    One of the most warm temples I've been to. I really think it's a must if you ever visit Guangzhou
  • April 28, 2017
    You can use MRT, at Gongyuaqian on exit I2. Just go straight and turn right at Jiefang N Road
  • February 3, 2017
    The historically most important Buddhist Temple in Guangzhou and in South China. With several old buildings, figures etc. The temple area has been reduced and damaged by traffic buildings and houses after "revolution", but there is a certain roll-back and renovation trend over the last years. - All in all a symbol, how "Chinese Culture" has been treated during the last decades...
  • April 8, 2016
    Admission is only five Yuan. This a Great place to sit down relax under a banyan tree and meditate upon the vast expanses of deep history. Sitting in a place that has held a spiritual importance for more than a millennium and a half can't help but to move a contemplative mind. The pagoda is iconic, before the age of skyscrapers it was one of the distinguishing features of Guangzhou . Check it out if you are near.

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