Hongfu Temple

Hongfu Temple, Guiyang

Hongfu Temple
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6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
6:30 AM - 6:00 PM

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FYL003
Chicago, IL1,088 contributions
Ok stop in the park
Nov 2019
Not very opulence, showing its age, needs maintenance. Remains very popular for worshipers. Lots of incense burned, very smoky environment and not good for folks that have allergies.
Written November 8, 2019
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TK Niam
Singapore, Singapore382 contributions
A Must See Site
Oct 2019 • Family
From the name you can make out it's a Temple with many, many (17th Century) years of history. Surprising is very well kept and the compound are clean and rich in color. The slow walk towards the Temple are really swamp with monkeys and you do have the chance to see tiny babies monkeys been carried my the mother monkeys. Do be careful if you gave food with you. We enjoy the slow walk along the road towards the Temple and advise to walk down using the stairways.
Written October 21, 2019
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Travelingmaven
Chicago, IL292 contributions
Up in the mountain is a temple... With Monkeys!
Oct 2016 • Couples
This is a functioning temple built in the 17th century, with many surprises, most of which (to us) were the monkeys running and hopping around. We took a bus up to the temple because the hike would have been very difficult with the winding roads. Once we had passed through a typical mountain forest where people were actually picnicking, we marveled at the architecture... and the monkeys.

It seems that Westerners are uncommon because many people took our pictures. The entry fee was minimal (perhaps 2 yuan) and I'd suggest hiring a guide to explain the various buildings and the mural. The most impressive statue, in my opinion, was that of the Maitreya (Future) Buddha.

The large ceramic (?) mural near the exit of the complex depicts a Buddhist story; people close their eyes and try to touch the Buddha.

It's hard to believe that such a peaceful place exists near such a bustling city!
Written January 4, 2017
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Paul Witschey
Mandurah, Australia53 contributions
Very nice temple but difficult to find it.
Dec 2016 • Solo
This is a very nice functioning budist temple that is inside a protected mountainous area in the middle of the city.

The temple itself is fairly old and in good (not excellent) condition. It's in the middle of a forest surrounded by mountains which acts as an additional element of mystique. The fact that it is not a museum but an actual living temple makes it more interesting as you can see lots of locals making their offerings and doing their rituals. The architecture of the temple (particularly the roofs is very nice).

The visit is definately worthwhile but unless you have a lot of time available I recommend hiring a taxi to take you to the temple or hiring a guide. If you do the trip on your own you can walk from the base of the mountain to the temple (would require significant effort as this is NOT a hill) OR you could take the cable car up.

While the cable car is convenient, do note that there is no good signage once you are above. So take a picture of the map downstairs or you will get lost (the trails branch out into 2-3 regularly with no signs what so ever)
Written December 5, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Irina M
Playa del Carmen, Mexico48 contributions
My favorite place in Guiyang
Feb 2015 • Friends
So calm and nice to typical sooo beautiful. Ilove it!
There you can buy for 4 yuan pineapple desert (pineapple slice on a stick ) and enjoy traditional Chinese park architecture. If you are interested in kung fu a lot of people come to that park to practice it and just to do morning exercises
Must see if you are in Guiyang
Written August 4, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

kuzco8
Solihull, UK34 contributions
A tranquil gem nestled in the cities mountains
Jun 2015 • Couples
We often visit Hong fu temple to eat lunch in the temple hall. The admission is 2yuan each (Tickets can be purchased in the little holes in the wall on the outside of the temple) For 10yuan each (Roughly £1), you are provided with various different vegetarian dishes, along with rice and fruit for desert. Do not expect a restaurant, as you are eating as a monk would in a dining hall.
The food is delicious and if you can speak some basic Chinese, the monks will not hesitate to try and communicate with you (Even if you only speak Chinglish!)

You'll be sure to calm your mind easily , visiting a temple such as this.
Written June 10, 2015
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ScottishNathan
Bengaluru, India102 contributions
Small pocket of serenity within QingLing Park
May 2015 • Couples
Great architecture amongst a collection of pavilions, Buddhist altars and small coi ponds.

Hike up to the temple via the main stairway or take the cable car to the summit of the park and walk down via the staircase (10 mins from the cable car terminus).
Written June 9, 2015
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Arie B
Beijing, Beijing, China173 contributions
Hongfu Temple
Jul 2014 • Couples
We did not go inside the temple, people were burning incense and it was very smelly and heavy smoke.
Written July 14, 2014
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Monika1958
Zhuhai, China215 contributions
Definitely worth it
Jun 2014 • Couples
There are two ways to reach the temple. Either walk up or take the chair lift up and walk down to the temple. We walked up and had a great time doing so with all the monkeys on the way. We carried an umbrella with us and the monkeys stayed away. When we went there were also some "monkey nannies, male and female" to keep those guys on a good behavior. They had many babies. I found the climb not to bad, probably due to all that distraction.
Since the Qianling Park, where Hongfisi is located is a very noisy place it was much to our surprise how quite it was within the temple walls. It is a great place to take a break from the hustle and bustle.
For RMB 10 p.P. you can buy a vegetarian lunch. How it works: pay your fee and receive a paper bowl, walk in and take what ever you like out of those big food bowls. Even though it is vegetarian it still tastes like Guizhou food. This is great place for people watching as well. Of course if you are a foreigner you will probably be the one watched, haha.
If you need to use the facilities it is probably a better choice to use the "tourism" toilet outside the temple walls. Around there one can also buy some food, drinks etc.
After our temple visit we walked up to the top to have a view over some parts of Guiyang. Chairlift is on right top, viewing pavilion on the left top.
Admission is RMB 2 p.P.
Written June 8, 2014
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Advisor-GuizhouChina
Guiyang, China252 contributions
A Tranquil Budhist Temple in dowtown Guiyang
Mar 2014 • Family
Hongfu Budhist Temple is on the mountain slope in Qianlingshan Park in downtown Guiyang. It is with a long history of over 300 years. The way to the temple is not easy as one have to climb the mountain with many steps, but the scenery and experience on the way is enjoyable. There are many wild monkeys in the mountain and they often come out for food from local people.
Written April 28, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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  • Sun - Sat 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM