"Temple Of The Six Banyan Trees" Six Banyan Temple Tip by joecooper

Six Banyan Temple, Guangzhou: 17 reviews and 32 photos

  Temple Of The Six Banyan Trees, Guangzhou, China
by joecooper

This working temple is very pretty and well maintained. It is right in the heart of the city, quite tucked away. You could walk right past it if it was not for the octagonal Hua Ta Pagoda towering 17 floors above! The pagoda was built in 1097 and shows only 9 floors on outside, making it very interesting to work your way up to the top.

The temple itself was built in 537 in the Liang dynasty during the Southern dynasties (386-581). When you think about what was being build in Europe at that time, you can really appreciate the ancient magnificance of the Chinese civilisation.

More recently, the Grand Hall was rebuilt in 1983 and houses three huge brass statues which were made in 1633. Have a look at my travelogue for more pictures and info on the temple.

Buy a ticket for the temple compound for 1RMB from the window to the left of the entrance. If you want to climb the pagoda, buy your ticket at the base for 10RMB.

Address: Liurong Lu
Directions: Liurong Lu is just off Zhongshan Lu 6.
Phone: 020-38828309
Website: http://english.gz.gov.cn/vfs/subsite/QFZZQNCH-UEYR-RYE4-CQEP-PO0PXEO7LORY/content/content.jsp?contentId=263356&catId=3265

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 14, 2004
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