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Guiyuan Temple, Wuhan

(4.2/5 based on 170+ 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 main temple in Wuhan that had over half a million visitor during Chinese New Year day. There is a big plaza with a giant Guan Yin statue but even more impressive is the 108 Arhat inside th...  more »
  • Relaxing place, with a small park where you can eat in peace, time to 500 Buddhas is impressive, the explanations are also in English which is quite rare in Wuhan, predict in your pocket for small 1 rmb tickets or 5 rms because you meet monks from all over who ask for money... so much to predict small tickets to give.
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  • Big enough site says 500 Buddhas. There is a room with at least 500 different statues of Buddha. You can find his own from some elements. Very interesting and not too touristy. Entry 60 rmb
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