Guangxiao Temple

Last weekend I was wandering around the Guangxiao Temple or The Bright Filial Piety Temple.

"The Bright Filial Piety Temple is the oldest Buddhist temple in Guangzhou, with a history dating back more than 1,700 years. It is said that it has a longer history than the city of Guangzhou.

The temple holds an important place in Buddhist history. Huineng, the sixth master of the Zen Sect of Buddhism, had his hair cut and was initiated into monkhood there. In the temple there is also a pagoda where Huineng's hair was buried.

The architecture of the temple and cultural relics provide insight into the history of Chinese Buddhism, culture, and architecture as well as the local history of Guangdong Province." - source

I was there a few days ahead of the tomb sweeping holiday I mentioned in my previous post, so it was busy and the burning of paper objects had already started.

A wheelchair with built-in karaoke!

These guys doesn't seem to be too fond of being worshipped.

Throwing coins into this "thing" brings luck.

I didn't know Pepsi made sport clothes..

Delicious ice cream!

A few Chinese were out on the shopping street Shangxia Jiu Lu.


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