Bright Filial Piety Temple (Guangxiao Si)

Bright Filial Piety Temple (Guangxiao Si)

Bright Filial Piety Temple (Guangxiao Si)
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6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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A wooden Laughing Buddha greets you at the entrance of this 4th-century Buddhist temple, one of the oldest in Guangzhou.
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PushExplore
Singapore, Singapore4,821 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
The visit to the Bright Filial Piety Temple was nice as the sun was shining bright on a crisp winter day, which turned out to be a perfect way to explore this historic temple. The building is well maintained and there are several artefacts that provide an interesting insight on how things were. You will surely find it quite peaceful here.
Written March 12, 2019
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PushExplore
Singapore, Singapore4,821 contributions
Oct 2019
The temple visit was nice and peaceful. Was nice to re-visit this place with some out ow town guests. Weather was perfect.
Written November 25, 2019
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carmelrg
Skipton, UK76 contributions
Jun 2017 • Friends
This is a real gem. It is in a lovely old part of Guangzhou and it has a very lovely atmosphere. It was associated with some of the first Zen Buddhists in China. The ancient Bodhi tree at the back of the temple is worth looking out for. There are some lovely simple restaurants in the street opposite serving traditional Guangdong dishes very cheaply
Written June 22, 2017
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Douglas M
Guangzhou, China2,367 contributions
Apr 2017 • Couples
This temple in JungHui Road is rather tucked away in the old part of the city. There are many shops selling Buddhist trinkets in the streets approaching the temple. Be aware that the temple doesn’t allow you to take your own joss sticks in but you get three free with your 5 Yuan ticket. The ticket office is on the left of the main door.

Inside the main door on the left is a brief introduction in English of the site, the temples and famous monks, and on the right is map of today’s temple complex.

Go through the Hall of the Heavenly Kings, there are four of these fierce looking kings and into the main courtyard. At the far end, in front of The Main Shrine get your three joss sticks exchanged for three smoldering ones and plant them in the big pots and make appropriate wishes or prayers.

Stroll around the temples. The ‘little old ladies’ that guard the temples stop you photographing the interior of the shrines and there signs in Chinese advising you of this. Plenty of quiet corners to get away from the throng.

This is a ‘working’ Buddhist temple so many of the Chinese are going through their devotions, so respect them. There are an army of volunteers keeping the place neat and tidy. A few monks stroll around and there was one intrepid monk wobbling around on a small mountain bike.

There’s a souvenir shop selling the same trinkets and Buddhist statues that you can get in the streets outside.

According to the ticket there’s a vegetarian restaurant on the west side on the complex. Also on the west side are the gold-fish pond and the Lotus pond. As with countless others throw in a coin and make a wish.

We’ve been here a few times and I’m certain we’ll go again.
Written April 19, 2017
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rm996s
Chicago, IL141 contributions
This one one of the coolest places on town. They say it is over 100 years old. It is in a cute little part of the city. Most cab drivers should have no problem finding it. They do charge you to get in, but it is only around $1 USD. No its not much at all.

Most of the people there came to pray. So I was one of the only "tourist" there. But everyone was friendly. I was kind of shy taking pictures since people were praying all over the place, but no one seemed to mind at all.

It was a rather large complex each full of different statues and figures. Outside the complex expect to see beggars and monks trying to sell you things. If you want to buy anything, get it along the street outside of the place. Almost all of them sell nothing but Buddhist things.
Written October 29, 2009
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China14,203 contributions
Aug 2023
Guangxiao Temple has long been a major Buddhist institution in Chines history. It is still a popular worshiping place among locals. Unfortunately most parts of the compound were destroyed during the Cultural Revolution and the place is largely a recent recreation. Admission is 5 yuan.
Written August 13, 2023
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Chang Percy
Taipei, Taiwan136 contributions
Apr 2023 • Solo
It is located near the Ximenkou metro station. Entry fees are not charged. Statues are luminous and stunning. The ambience is serene.
Written June 15, 2023
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Edyharto
Singapore, Singapore552 contributions
May 2019
I read somewhere this is the temple where the late Reverend Hui Neng stayed. So we went there to look and see. At the entrance was a building under contruction. In the middle was the main temple where devotees pay their respects to Buddha. Then at the right side is a building which houses a statue of Reverend Hui Neng.
The whole place looks peaceful and is peaceful. Though the morning hours did not bring a lot of devotees, many flowers were placed at the structure just outside the temple. Joss sticks abound. All bring out the peaceful vibes as volunteers, with red ribbons, diligently went about their work.
Written May 25, 2019
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Dinar Hanifah
Halmahera, Indonesia29 contributions
Nov 2017 • Friends
This place is a must to go if you go to the center city of Guangzhou. The location is close to the metro line 1 stop, the entrance fee is cheap. You will meet a lot of people praying there. There is also a miniature of Liurong temple inside.
Written December 8, 2017
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docscholl
Tulsa, OK45 contributions
Dec 2012 • Family
This was a very peaceful place to visit.
We were warned to avoid the fake monks who reside outside the temple and look for hand-outs.
The real monks inside were not like that and went about their business.
Regardless of ones' faith, this was a wonderful place to sit and reflect on life.
We took our children (who actually were quite) but this probably isn't a place you'd want to bring kids to.
Written December 9, 2012
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