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  • Address: Guangzhou, China
  • Hours: Open daily 8:30am - 5pm
  • Admission: CNY 5

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Temple of the Six Banyan Trees (Liurong Temple) Tours

One of the oldest and most famous historic sites in Guangzhou, the Temple of the Six Banyan Trees (Liurong Temple) was originally built in 537 AD to serve as a shrine for Buddhist relics from India. The temple grounds suffered from a series of fires during its first few hundred years, but most of the structures standing today date back to the eleventh century.

The temple got its current name when, in 1099, poet Su Dongpo commented on the temple’s courtyard banyan trees in a poem. While the actual banyan trees are long gone, the characters from Su Dongpo’s poem remain above the gateway to the temple.

The Temple of the Six Banyan Trees remains an active Zen Buddhist place of worship with some of the biggest and oldest Buddha statues in the province housed within the main temple hall. The temple’s 17-level flowering pagoda, where the Buddhist relics are stored, is one of the city’s most prominent and recognizable landmarks, and a visit to the top of the pagoda offers pleasant views of the surrounding temple grounds.

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Amazing Guangzhou Day Tour, Guangzhou, null
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Amazing Guangzhou Day Tour

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Get to know the historical city of Guangzhou on this exciting sightseeing tour.You'll visit numerous cultural attractions and historical landmarks such as Chen ...  Read more

Location: Guangzhou, China
Duration: Flexible

From USD $73.00
Private Tour: Historic Guangzhou Day Trip, Guangzhou, Full-day Tours
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Private Tour: Historic Guangzhou Day Trip

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Visit the essential historical sites of Guangzhou City, stroll around the largest local market, walk along the cultural waterway, and have an authentic ...  Read more

Location: Guangzhou, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $269.00
Guangzhou Private Tour: Temple of the Six Banyan Trees, Shamian Island, Guangzhou, Private ... 
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Guangzhou Private Tour: Temple of the Six Banyan Trees, Shamian Island

Experience the most famous cultural and amazing sites of Guangzhou on one day private sightseeing trip of Guanzhou Wuyang Statue, Zhenhai Tower (Five-Storied ...  Read more

Location: Guangzhou, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Private Historical Tour: Guangzhou City Sightseeing Including Lunch, Guangzhou, Private Sightseeing ... 
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Private Historical Tour: Guangzhou City Sightseeing Including Lunch

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Get to know the historical city of Guangzhou on this exciting sightseeing tour by comfortable vehicle and on foot. This private full-day tour with a friendly ...  Read more

Location: Guangzhou, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $69.00
Guangzhou Highlights Small-Group Day Tour with Lunch, Guangzhou, City Tours
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Guangzhou Highlights Small-Group Day Tour with Lunch

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Follow your professional local tour guide and explore the Pearl River city on this 7hour guided group tour. Visit the exquisite craftsmanship in Ancestral ...  Read more

Location: Guangzhou, China
Duration: 7 to 8 hrs

From USD $99.00
Guangzhou Private Historical Highlights Tour with Dim Sum Lunch, Guangzhou, Day Trips
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Guangzhou Private Historical Highlights Tour with Dim Sum Lunch

Take a full day tour to experience Guangzhou’s historical and culture highlights including a traditional Cantonese dim sum lunch. Visit the Dr Sun Yat Sen ...  Read more

Location: Guangzhou, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $71.13
Guangzhou (Canton) China Day Trip from Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, Cultural Tours
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Guangzhou (Canton) China Day Trip from Hong Kong

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Visit mainland China by catamaran on a full-day trip from Hong Kong and see some of China's iconic sights with an informative guide. Meet an adorable panda at ...  Read more

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Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

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