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Temple of Six Banyan Trees

Temple of Six Banyan Trees Travel Guide

Brief Introduction
As one of the famous ancient Buddhist temple in China, the Temple of Six Banyan Trees was built in 537 during the Southern dynasties (386-581A.D).

The major structure in the temple is an octagonal pagoda named Flower Pagoda, which is 57.6 meters high, the highest old architecture in the city.

The temple originally had a different name but was renamed the "Banyan tree" temple by the dissident poet Su Dongpo who visited the site in 1100AD. The temple houses 3 huge bronze Buddhist statues made in 1663AD, each of which is 6 meters high and weighs 10 tons. They are the largest old bronze statues in Guangdong.

The Temple of Six Banyan Trees includes the 17 stories, eight-sided Hua Ta, or Flowering Pagoda. The pagoda in the temple is known variously as Six Banyan Pagoda. The temple dates back to the 6th century, while the pagoda predates it by about 300 years.

Features
The temple has a long history of about 1,400 years. It is one of the four best Buddhist temples as well as one of the most popular attractions in Guangzhou. In addition, it has a rich collection of cultural-relics and is renowned both at home and abroad.

Traffic:

Can be reached by bus No. 5, 7, 29, 85, 86, 88, 102, 104, 107, 124, 180, 203to the Temple, or by the subway No. 1.

DCT Tips:

Recommended Time for a Visit: One hour

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