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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  • A quiet and peaceful experience. This is one of only about 3 pagodas left in Guangzhou. You cannot enter the pagoda but the rest of the temple grounds are open. You can hear monks chanting at differen...  more »
  • If one is into temples, do check this out. One can also offer prayers and even see a monk. Part of Chinese culture. 
  • I have been to the temple several times. I feel at so much peace there. They serve some excellent tea somedays. You can chant 'Namo Ami Buddha' or just sit around the 6 banyan trees. 
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • If you are not a Buddhist,I don't recommend you come here specially,but if you want explore this city culture deeply,I will not stop you,because the ticket only spend 5 RMB.
  • Great temple with a long history
  • A beautiful quiet spiritual oasis in the heart of a major metropolis.