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Guiyuan Temple, Wuhan

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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. A visit to Guiyuan Temple represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Wuhan journey planner to plot your vacation.
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  • The incense is quite many, the number of interesting, the range is big, if really stroll up, probably need two hours. After that, he went to the gift shop to buy a poem, which was a sense of quality!
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  • Wonderful Temple. Indeed a door of light in the gray city. Recommended. To visit to get a breath of calm after being submerged in city traffic.
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  • In the solar region, incense is still very strong, heard that lunar many people in the door line to grab the incense, ticket 10 yuan, a small time can be finished, but also to a number of 500 of the statue.
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  • "500 Buddha Statues" is totally worth to take a visit, as non of other Buddhist Temples in China has collect literally full set of “500 Buddha Statues”.
  • We had a fantastic time seeing a working Buddhist temple. The shops were also great for some authentic gifts and the staff was more than amazing.
  • My friend told me this temple is one the most famous temple in Wuhan. It has an astounding 500 Luo Hans(statues of ancient saints), where you could count them according to your age, starting from the one you like the most. Lets say if you are 20 years old, go into the temple, find a Luo Han you like the most, and the one next to him is one. Count until the 20th Luo Han. That Luo Han has its characteristics, people believe those characteristics will tell you something about this year of yours. Sort of like fortune cookies. There's a magnificent newly built temple behind the old temples, too bad it doesn't allow visitors to go up.
  • nice and holy place
  • Entry fee 10¥
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