Guiyuan Temple is a Buddhist temple built in the year 1685, since when it has been regarded highly by the people near and far, therefore, an increasing number of Buddhists come here for pilgrim. Especially on the fifth day of Chinese lunar New Year, thousands of people will make a trip here to greet the god of wealth--it is said that 500,000 people came on that day in last year.
The reasons why Guiyuan Temple is that famous are the peculiarity of the architecture, the precious classic Buddhist relics and the old but rare scenes of the decorations. Temple consists of three special yards, the south yard, the north yard and the middle yard, inside which there are three main buildings--Depositary of Buddhist Classics, the Great Buddhists’ Hall and the Arhats Hall.
People come here like to take pictures with those 500 arhats with various expressions and postures in the Arhats Hall, enjoy the precious Buddhist classics in the Depositary of Buddhist Classics or to hang out in the yards with exquisite stone sculptures and calligraphy.
Guiyuan Temple, the base of the Buddhist association in Wuhan, is in the number of the four famous Chinese temples, apart from which the other three are the Baoguang Temple in Chengdu, the Xiyuan Temple in Suzhou and the Biyun Temple in Beijing.
Opening Hours: 8:00 -- 17:00
20 CNY for usual
30 CNY for the New Year and Spring Festival
50 CNY for the first and the 15th day in every lunar month, and the 5th day of the lunar New Year
Location: Hanyang District, Wuhan
Transportation: Bus No. 45, 524 and 707 and Tour Bus No. 1 can bring you here directly.
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