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Guiyuan Temple

Address: No.20 Cuiwei Road, Zhongjia Village, Hanyang District, Wuhan 430050, China
Phone Number: 027-84844756
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Ranked #5 of 175 Attractions in Wuhan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks

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Canyon Lake, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Beautifully kept up temple, with many different areas to explore. It looked recently painted and looks excellent in pictures. There are many people that come in to pray or worship, so you can mingle with the locals. And it's a good place to spend a few hours walking around, taking in part of the Chinese culture.

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Attleboro, Massachusetts, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Although much of this visit was the typical of any visit to a Chinese temple, I really enjoyed visiting the Hall of Buddhas and counting to a significant number (I chose my age) to help me find "my" Buddha. I recommend visiting with a Chinese-speaker, since without my friend I would not have know what to do, and she helped... More 

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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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Bedford, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
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
18 reviews 18 reviews
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
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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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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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165 helpful votes 165 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
38 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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