Guangxiao Temple

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Guangxiao Temple, also known as Bright Filial Temple, is a magnificant and ancient temple, built as the mansion for Prince Zhao Jiande of the Nanyue Kingdom during the Western Han Dynasty (206BC - 24AD).

There is a saying in Guangzhou that "Guangxiao Temple comes earlier than Guangzhou". With a history of over 1,600 years, the temple is reputed as the oldest and the largest temple of Buddhism in Guangzhou. Lots of eminent monks in and abroad propagandized in the temple, including /strong>Xuanzang, the eminent monk in Tang Dynasty (618A.D- 907A.D) and Bodhidharma, the 28th patriarch of Buddhism. Huineng, the 6th patriarch of Chinese Zen Buddhism, was ordainment under the bodhi tree in the temple 1333 years ago. The majesty temple and grandeur palace make Guangxiao temple become a treasure of Chinese architecture. The cultural relics in the temple are significant in the history of Chinese Buddhism, culture, architecture in Guangdong.

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