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Temple of the Six Banyan Trees

temple of six banyan treesLocated on Liurong Road of Guangzhou, the Temple of Six Banyan Trees is one of the four celebrated Buddhist temples in Guangzhou, with the other three being Guangxiao Temple, Hualin Temple and Haizhuang Temple.

The Temple of the Six Banyan Trees was originally called the Baozhuangyan Temple, but during the Northern Song Dynasty, a writer called Su Shi wrote the inscription Liu Rong (Six Banyan Trees) because of the six banyan trees he saw there and it has since been called the Temple of the Six Banyan Trees.

The temple was burned down and rebuilt in the Northern Song Dynasty. Flower Pagoda, the main structure of the temple, was built in 1097, and was named for its colorful exterior.

The Flower Pagoda once had a square base in its architecture, but was given an octagonal shaped base after it was rebuilt in 1097. It was rebuilt again in 1373 AD after another fire in the early Ming Dynasty period, and restored in 1900.

Features of Six Banyan Temple

1.Tianwang Hall in Six Banyan Temple in Guangzhou has the Laughing Buddha

2.You will come across Six Banyan Pagoda or Flowery Pagoda inside the temple.

3.Six Banyan Pagoda consists of Buddhist relics and displays splendid architectural designs with curved roofs and the tip built like stamens

4.The entire pagoda looks like a stigma straight in the air

5.Daxiong Baodian Hall has three copper Buddhist statues with Sakyamuni in the middle, Amitabha on the left and the Apothecary Buddha on the right.

6.During Chinese traditional Spring Festival and Lantern Festival , joss sticks are burnt by numerous devotees

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