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Guiyuan Temple, Wuhan
(4.1/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web)
Built in 1658 with delicate architecture and carefully designed gardens, Guiyuan Temple covers 1.9 ha (4.7 ac) in Wuhan city’s west Hanyang district. Enter the apricot-colored gate to see five courtyards of the temple and enjoy the serene garden outside the northern pavilion, dedicted to three western saints. Marvel at statues of 500 Lohan, each of them having a different expression on his face and weighing less than 25 kg (55 lb), kept in the vermillion colored Lohan Pavilion. Admire gilded statues of Eighteen Arhats, original followers of Mahayana Buddhism, and numerous other relics and scrolls kept in the Sutra Pavilion. Take bus 401 to Giyuhan Si station. Make Guiyuan Temple a centerpiece of your Wuhan vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Wuhan itinerary planner.
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  • This is the most impressive temple I've ever visited. In a covered area there are maybe 1000 pictures and if you goes outside you can based on the number above the image (in Chinese of course) your fortune (10 RMB) you'll get a pre-printed golden ticket. But the big picture with two faces and the temple and the site itself is bonkers. Only 10 RMB access so a MUST SEE
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  • 武汉市最有名的寺院,人气香火足,所以有什么想达成的心愿,自然会去这里拜拜,尤其大过年的,希望来年一切平平安安顺顺利利万事发达财源滚滚。寺院翻修了,比之前更大更气派,心诚则灵,有兴趣有闲的朋友可以来体验下,数数罗汉(⊙o⊙)哦。 
  • Temple very interesting, with more signs in English. There is a succession of courses and various temples, in an atmosphere very collected. The temple at the 500 statues is to see, and must comply with the tradition. First choose "his" Buddha (they are all different, it can take some time!), and then count to the right or left (depending on gender) as many statues as his age. The statue in front of which we stop should represent us. You can buy the card Golden (and pretty) for a small fee at the exit of the building. See also impressive statue of jade outdoors.
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