Gude Temple of Hankou
Gude Temple of Hankou
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Rafiq in Wuhan
Wuhan, China16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I am a native of Wuhan, and I often take some foreign guests to visit Wuhan. For me, Gude Temple of Hankou is: Founded in 1877, Gude Temple perfectly mixes the characteristics of Eurasian religious architecture, and integrates three major Buddhist sects, Mahayana, Mahayana and Tibetan, which is rare in Han Buddhist temple. Gude temple is located in the residential buildings. It has been hidden in the downtown for more than 100 years. Without the local people, it is difficult to find. There are no crowded pilgrims here, only a sense of dislocation across time and space.
Written January 15, 2020
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mrbottleskidsparty
Singapore, Singapore26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
Never seen a chinese temple like this. Gothic style like a cathedral yet, all the statues are chinese. The place is not a tourist hot site, so it’s relatively quiet when I went.

i wrote more on my personal blog magictraveljournal.com
Written June 30, 2020
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Cheburek
Wuhan, China32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Family
Gude Temple is a bit of a hard find, but once you get off Toudao metro station, you have two options:

1. Weave your path through the narrow alleys and walkways between apartment complexes in the general direction of the location.
2. Walk around the main street, turn again, and find the Wuhan Art high school - red color - the temple is right next to it.

The temple itself is quite unusual, as it has got a mix of religions going, and my wife who is a Buddhist herself was a bit confused until she found the right statue... otherwise - the temple is well made, and pleases the eye, especially considering the neighboring surroundings.

The place is clean, and well taken care of, and unlike the other two big temples in the city - Gude Temple is not very crowded; allows for a nice sit and think, especially if you're not in a hurry.

The entry was just 8 RMB per adult. A bargain for what you get to see.
Written August 5, 2015
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Cobra C
Wuhan11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2012 • Couples
Visiting this temple was a serendipitous experience for my wife and I when visiting Hankou. The temple is a mix of styles: Burmese domes, Hindu gods, Buddhist statues as well as Gothic and Roman styles. I understand that the temple was built in the 1880’s during the early part of the Qing dynasty but I don’t know much more. It is close to the Tianhe center and well worth the one hour it takes for a gentle walk aroud.
Written April 1, 2012
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Battle B
Wuhan, China126 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Couples
Should you need or desire a nice quite peaceful isolated meditation area free of 95% people , then here's yer place.
Not many if any of the daily people filling the city come into this Sanctuary.
If you have ever wondered why you never see Shaolin nuns in the movies or ever see the nuns elsewhere with monks .... all answers are here grasshopper !
I like history and here is the or one of the foundation blocks of Nuns. Flowers of purity pond , Temple beginnings , life as Nuns begin and continue I suppose .
The cost is minimal , should be more if not just for support ! The buildings and grounds are in a phase of renovation I think .
There is water available , as well incense to pay ones respects to past relatives or anyone .
Certainly not a tourist attraction in the sense of new generation peoples but very important none the less !
Worth all the time in this world and the next !
Written September 9, 2017
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Ally1116
Beijing, China45 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Friends
i'm a local and would recommend this site for a one or two hours visit. The temple is not tourism developed and sits quietly among the local resident buildings. nice choice to visit it before sunset, as it's not very big and the inner part is very simple, so have a walk around the yard and take some pictures of the temple building, then you could take a taxi to Wuhan Xin Tiandi or riverside of Yangz River nearby for evening entertainment and dinner.
Written May 29, 2016
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Mag_Mile_Girl
Chicago, Illinois19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
This maybe the only Buddhist temple you'd have seen that is unlike any other throughout China.

The entire compound is not dirty, but very messy - don't know why?
Written October 19, 2017
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zack2010
Kiel, Germany30 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016
Not really a hot spot and difficult to find. The temple is crammed between buildings and there is not much to see for tourists. The architecture is strange, it is built after 1900 and looks like one of these churches. Inside there are the same Buddha figures as in all other temples.
Written November 6, 2016
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liucy752
Taipei, Taiwan1,522 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Solo
The Gude Buddhist Temple was built in 1877, then rebuilt in 1921. It is said that the temple was built according to style of the Alantuo Temple in Myanmar.

It is a very unique Buddhist temple in China, combining the western, Indian and Burmese architectural styles. Even you can see the Ionic order-like capital of columns.

The architectural style is an erratic combination, but very beautiful. Though not a popular tourist spot, it is highly recommended for Buddhists, art lovers and architecture buffs.
Written May 17, 2016
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Sharon R
Omaha, Nebraska, United States314 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Friends
It's easy to miss the entrance, and even my Chinese friends were surprised at how "tucked-away" this location is. They have recently added an entrance fee but you receive incense to burn when paying. There are a couple of shops selling mostly Buddhist-related items as well as a hotel for travelers. Incense troughs scent the air. There is an old temple which is quite a mix in styles but rich in decoration and tradition. The new temple is much simpler, in a modern style but larger, and the monks live on the upper floors. There are smaller temple rooms around the complex. On Saturdays, there is a food market that sets up at the entrance--try the fish balls--quite good.
Written April 20, 2016
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