Hualin Temple [华林禅寺]

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  • Address:Hualinsi Qianjie, Changshou Xilu, Liwan District, Guangzhou
    广州市荔湾区长寿西路华林寺前街
  • Contact: 020 8139 3175  
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Built during the Southern Dynasties, this temple was renovated and renamed in 1654. The main attraction of this temple is the 500 Arhat Hall. As its name suggests, this hall contains the golden painted statues of 500 different monks, each with their own unique characteristics and pose. Unfortunately, the original statues were destroyed during the Cultural Revolution and the new ones were only recreated in the 1990s. This, however, does not diminish their significance or awe-inspiring presence. The main hall of this temple is adorned with 6 columns with exquisitely carved dragon motifs and houses 3 grand Buddha statues. It is polite to purchase incense and to pay your respects if you know what you are doing, but otherwise it is better to respectfully observe. Entry is free.

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