Five Renowned Buddhist Temples in Guangzhou: Guangxiao Temple
Latest Updated by2008-04-08 09:35:45
Guangxiao Si has been a famous Buddhist temple and pilgrimage site for millenia. It was one of the temples where the famous Chan (Chinese Zen) master Hui Neng practiced during the 7th century (circa 676 A.D.) and he even had his hair cut at this very place. Shown here, a detail view of the large golden Buddha of the temple.
Guangxiao Si, also known as the Bright Filial Piety Temple, is built on the site of one of the oldest Buddhist Temples in China, extending back at least as far as the 4th century A.D., and possibly all the way back before the founding of the city of Guangzhou itself around the 2nd century A.D. Pictured here is the huge golden Buddha of this temple.