Nanhua Temple is a Buddhist monastery of the Chan School, one of Five Great Schools of Buddhism where Hui Neng, the Sixth Patriarch of the Chan School of Buddhism, once lived and taught. It is located 25 km southeast of Shaoguan, China in the town of Caoxi (漕溪), within Qujiang District. The location is in the northern part of Guangdong province, within a few kilometers from Bei River, formerly an important trade route from Central China to Guangzhou.HistoryThe temple was founded during the time of the North-South Dynasties in 502 AD by an Indian monk named Zhiyao Sanzang who originally named the site Baolin Temple . It received its present name in 968 during the reign of the Song Dynasty Emperor Taizong. Ancestor Han Shan taught there and reformed the monastery in the 16th century. The site was later renovated in 1934 under the leadership of Hsu Yun whose body is housed in the central forest sanctuary. Recent changes to the site include the building of extensive monastic accommodations.The temple covers an area of more than 42.5ha. It consists of a set of magnificent Buddhist buildings, including the Hall of Heavenly Kings, the Grand Hall, Sutra Depository, Sixth Ancestor Hall, Lingzhao Pagoda and 690 Buddhist statues.Plan to visit Nanhua Buddhist Temple during your Shaoguan vacation using our convenient Shaoguan online trip builder .
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Um lindo templo budista com mais de 1400 anos. É simplesmente lindo. O mais importante no Sul da China, de onde vem o nome do templo. É muito grande ... necessário pelo menos 2 horas só para visita + ... more »A beautiful Buddhist temple with over 1400 years. It's just beautiful. The most important in southern China, from where comes the name of the temple. It's too big ... needed at least 2 hours just to visit + 1 round-trip time from Shaoguan. The ticket comes out about 3 USD. But there are also day trip for around 35 USD with visitation guida and more detailed. There you'll find including the mummies of the first 3 masters. It's pretty cool. It's worth it!
整個地方商業氣息太重，人很少，指引也少，有不少地方都關上的。寺廟內較熱，這個我是理解的，但在戶外的地方也都非常熱。有一個看點就是看佛教的傳承，這個比較出色。 more »Real Plaza where Qi card is too heavy, but very few are few guidelines, there are many places on the related article. Sell 較 SI 廟 hot, this one I could understand, but in outdoor places are very hot. One point is look at Buddhism 傳, this discourse compared well.
寺庙看上去人没有那么多，管理很规范，进门门票20元，可以那九支香，寺庙内没有烧高香之类的商业活动，寺庙外也没有算命化缘的假和尚。 more »Temple looks not so much management very standardized, and 20 Yuan tickets, nine, and no commercial activities like burning incense in the temple, nor a fortune teller for alms outside a fake monk of the temple.
Good place for family trip. it's very quiet and beautiful. There has many Buddhist monk and they are very kind and good
This is one of the most important place of zen Buddhism, beside Shaolin temple. Inside there placed body of sixth patriarch Huineng.
It's a Buddhist monastery with history. And it is the most famous monastery of South China.
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