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Guiyuan Temple

No.20 Cuiwei Road, Zhongjia Village, Hanyang District, Wuhan 430050, China
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Ranked #5 of 175 Attractions in Wuhan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
4.5 of 5 stars 108 Reviews
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Seattle WA
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71 reviews 71 reviews
26 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is a temple complex of several buildings, one with dozens of small arhat statues, and others with more extensive shrines and statuary. No photos are allowed within the buildings themselves, but you can take pictures in the grounds of the buildings. Unlike some temples, the smell of incense isn't overpowering, because burning is limited to only certain places. Since... More 

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Borehamwood
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16 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Busy - but cheap and also very interesting - definitely one to go to. No hassle when we were there, and few westerners ie none!

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Adelaide, Australia
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12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This place was just amazing over 500 golden individual A rhats. Every one is different. Hall of A rhats, Built 1850AD & took over 9 years to build. Most Value group of carvings in China. Others are just so huge & painted very colourful. Well worth a visit.

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Pittsburgh
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Hike up to the tower on the hill behind. As with most chinese religious sites, you will pay for entrance. However, it seems that there are actual worshipers rather than a museum setting.

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Rapid City, South Dakota, USA
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22 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

If you have some time to kill in Wuhan this is worth a visit. Not only does hit have a lot of historical value as a Buddhist monastery and place of worship but it is a very active worship site and expanding rapidly. Buildings are full of interesting shrines and images and the central turtle pond is intriguing.

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Melbourne, Australia
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119 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This is actually a sprawling complex of a number of temples and associated buildings. We spent close to an hour here walking around with our local guide who was able to point out the more important features. Fortunately the day we were there it was neither crowded nor hot, because it would have been far less pleasant in those conditions... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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38 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

There are multiple temples in this complex. For a small fee you can ring the large bronze bell, and write on a prayer tablet to add to the large rack. After choosing the number of the Lohan which corresponds to your age, go around the corner to purchase a small metal souvenir which includes your fortune. The site's official gift... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Guiyuan Temple is a famous temple in Wuhan that there are lots of travelers and also local people visited this temple. Nevertheless, please aware of its closing time that it stops selling entrance ticket at 4:30pm from 8 Oct to 30 Apr and 5:30pm in 1 May to 7 Oct.

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Foshan, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

I've visited quite a few temples in China and well once you have visited one you have an idea how the rest looks like and feels like... this is a nice and well maintained temple with all the statues and other Buddha related worshipping. Just like all other famous temples there is a sea of people and no photo taking... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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224 helpful votes 224 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

If you´re visiting Wuhan this should be you´re priority visit. Highly worth visiting! Gaiyuan Temple is huge, and there is much to see, so you should definitely spend some time here. Tickets are not expensive, but you´re not allowed to take pictures of the impressive Buddha statues inside the temples, but there is also much else to see. Everything is... More 

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