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. Using our international travel planner, Guangzhou attractions like Temple of the Six Banyan Trees & Flower Pagoda (Liurong Temple) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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TripAdvisor
  • A special place, with a relaxing atmosphere and where one could relax. Takes your time and do not hurry ..... and buy some incense sticks that you can offer to the gods ... even for those who do not b...  more »
  • surround is not good, but this is interesting tample which can be found in Guanchzhou, those who like history, this is interesting place to visit  more »
  • Paid a visit by this temple and although I have been to dozens of temples, this one had some unique qualities. The history of communism tearing it down only to be rebuilt was interesting as well as 2 ...  more »
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  • One of the most warm temples I've been to. I really think it's a must if you ever visit Guangzhou
  • You can use MRT, at Gongyuaqian on exit I2. Just go straight and turn right at Jiefang N Road
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Temple of the Six Banyan Trees is a magic historical place and admission is for free. Sit down and relax under a banyan tree in and feel the spiritual importance of this Pagoda carried for more than a millennium (originally built in ad 537). The temple's proximity to foreign consulates in Guangzhou has made it a regular destination for families participating in the international adoption of children from China. Typically families receive blessings for their newly adopted children at this temple in front of the statue of Kuan Yin.