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The visit to the Temple of the Five Immortals was interesting, since we were quite enamoured by its name. It was also one of the things we saw while we explore the Temple of Six Banyan Trees, so we were in a mood to be...More
We stopped here en route while walking from Liurong Temple (Temple of Six Banyan Trees) to Shamian Island.
This Taoist Temple was built in 1377 CE on an earlier 11th Century shrine to honor the Five Immortals (Wu Xian) and their gift to Guangzhou.
To the South of the Huaisheng Mosque. The Five Immortals (Wu Xing) are the five chinese traditional elements: fire(huo), water(shui), earth(tu), wood(mu), metal(jin), as well as the five planets: Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, the five seasons: 4 + 1 transitional, five phases/cycles: generatio &...More
"History Buffs" will be enchanted by the shrine, its artefacts and "Historical Relics"!! The Temple was built about 550 years ago--- and honours 5 people-- presented as three males and 2 females astride their goats. Like some of China's history-- violence has taken its toll....More
We went there after visiting the old mosque nearby,Huaisheng Mosque,seeing both places gave us a good insight how life was there in the old times,people used to live on boats and conduct their business from there. The temple is well kept,has a statue of the...More
How sad that the temple really doesn't exist any more. It is quite a nice space and the hall is pleasant, but it really is a shame that more didn't survive, as it is a crucial part of Guangzhou's mythological story. Good for temple and...More
If you've been to a number of temples in China then you might get bored here. But if you're a history or culture buff then you'll probably enjoy it. The temple seems to be better maintained and is less crowded than some of the more...More
The Temple of Five Rams is set in a lovely park with emaculately maintained gardens in the heart of the city. An ideal place to escape for a few hours and wander around with the locals and soak in the bird life and ambience.At the...More
This is and incredible place, the temple is surrounded by small shops and traffic, but once you pass the beautiful doors and the gods guarding the entrance you can actually feel, sense and hear the environment. For a western person (Mexican) is very interesting to...More