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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  • The small temple complex although one of the best preserved Buddhist temples in Guangzhou, but now acts outside uncared. The flower pagoda is no longer accessible after in recent years suicide from the top down in the death plunged. The station of the metro lines 1 and 2 are nearby.
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  • Modernized in Guangzhou City, in and around this town old-fashioned atmosphere is good. Only when their environment is little people I pray, this is good. Admission is 5 Yuan and cheap it was.
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  • It´s just a small temple but the history it brings it´s a must see. Bring a guide so he can tell all about the history! And respect the people praying as it´s still in use.  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.

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