Guiyuan Temple

Guiyuan Temple, Wuhan

Guiyuan Temple
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Rafiq in Wuhan
Wuhan, China16 contributions
Guiyuan Temple in the Eyes of a Wuhan Local
Jan 2020
I am a native of Wuhan, and I often take some foreign guests to visit Wuhan. For me, Guiyuan Temple is: Founded in 1658, Guiyuan temple is one of the most important temples in Wuhan. It is a daily custom of many Wuhan citizens to come to Guiyuan temple to pray for blessings. On the fifth day of the lunar new year, hundreds of thousands of pilgrims come here to "rob the head of incense" and worship the God of wealth. The most distinctive feature of Guiyuan temple is the 500 golden Arhats in arhat hall. You can try to count the Arhats and see how your luck is.
Written January 15, 2020
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Craig W
Beijing, China39 contributions
Okay
Nov 2019 • Solo
My visit was probably dampened due to poor weather and this slippery surfaces and few people around. The place was nice and well maintained with all the statues very big and impressive, all brightly coloured with prayer areas everywhere. The hall of buddhas was also great and there are information signs everywhere.
Written November 26, 2019
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Squarky7
Oxford, UK27 contributions
Amazing hall of statues!
Sep 2019
This was a great temple to visit, with many old buildings and shady courts. Spectacular hall of golden statues, and another hall with interesting Taoist visions of Hell.
Written September 18, 2019
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Andrew B
Highland Park, IL94 contributions
Nice Buddhist temple
Aug 2019 • Solo
I was originally going to give the temple 3 stars, but that was before I discovered the many different shrines and halls on the grounds. When I first arrived, I thought that the main tower was the entirety of the temple. It’s worth walking around there to see some paintings and if you talk, your voice will echo creepily off the walls. Unfortunately the stairs to go up were blocked off and I don’t know whether they are open at certain periods. Then, I checked out the halls on one side of the temple grounds. Don’t miss the hall with over 400 golden buddhas inside. There are also some giant buddhas in there and in other halls though I don’t think photography of the buddhas is allowed. Well worth à look if you have some time in Wuhan. It’s only a 15 minute walk from the subway station.
Written August 21, 2019
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michaelGeorgey
Cairo, Egypt9 contributions
A lot of Buddha
Jun 2019 • Business
I went to the Guiyuan temple, & it was my first time to visit a temple outside my home country, i had high hopes to see different things from the Chinese culture, but this temple is full of different sized sculptures for Budhha, i didn't so much fun
Written June 25, 2019
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Malcolm Ang
Singapore, Singapore263 contributions
归元禅寺。 Goddess temple
Feb 2019
The entrance fee is 10 rmb. It is a Buddhist temple where local will go there to do their prayer. It back of the main chamber located a big goddess status call “guan yin”. The unique of this status is that it have a double face. There are numerous store in the temple sell tradition lucky charms items.
Written February 25, 2019
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white j
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia5,624 contributions
One Old Buddhist Temple in Wuhan
Jun 2018 • Friends
Located in the downtown of the city, it is one old buddhist temple, build more than 300 years ago. Not just a normal temple, but good place to learn chinese culture. When I visited the temple, still plenty monks are chanting, and plenty tourists following them.
Written February 15, 2019
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Chris
Suzhou, China328 contributions
In the heart of the city
Feb 2019 • Friends
Guiyuan temple is beautiful, located in the heart of the city, the temple is surrounded by skyscrapers. It is a nice open space to walk around for a hour.

I went during Chinese New Year, it was very busy, thousands of people in attendance. We viewed the main temple along with the large Buddha statue before entering a separate building with hundreds of Buddhas.

During Chinese New Year I paid 20yuan to enter the premises, I’m not sure if that is different at other times.
Written February 13, 2019
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HO Cheng Soon
Hong Kong, China265 contributions
2 faced Guan Yin statue
Mar 2018 • Family
Wuhan is one of the many cities where you can find Guan Ying (Goddess of Mercy) statue. This is one is unique as it has 2 faces.
Written January 6, 2019
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Rui Silva
Povoa de Varzim, Portugal99 contributions
An amazing temple.
Oct 2018 • Business
This is an amazing religious site with an incredible amount of altars and budist gods and saints. It has an incredible energy and it's an enormous complex with the temple section, the statue of the female goddess and the anais g wood tower temple. It's a mandatory place to visit in wuhan and a very popular place in religious Chinese community
Written December 11, 2018
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