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Address: Along Caoxi River, 7km east to Maba Town, Qujiang District, Shaoguan 512110, China
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a great place to learn about Buddhism, ancient Chinese architecture, and appreciate a balance of nature and civilization

I grew up in this city and my family visited this temple at least a few times every year on traditional holidays. It is the birthplace of Buddhism in Southern China. The temple... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 July 2014
Richard X
Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014

I grew up in this city and my family visited this temple at least a few times every year on traditional holidays. It is the birthplace of Buddhism in Southern China. The temple has been renovated and restored to its historical appearances. It is a great place to learn about the history and philosophy of Buddhism. Each building is an... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2013

Visited with my fiance, very beautiful grounds and amazing ancient buildings and artifacts. Only 20 Yuan entry fee was was very good value,

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Hong Kong
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2013

Nice, beautiful, big, famous temple in the city which is worth-visitng. You may spend a few hours there seeing the buildings inside the complex.

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Medan, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2011

This temple is one of the important and historical Buddhist temple in Guang Dong. Since it keep the original relic of the Sixth Patriarch of Zen Buddhism. Have to paid for entrance fee but it's not expensive. The temple close after 6pm. A vegetarian restaurant and some souvenir shops also available around the temple. Located at Shao Guan, a city... More 

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