Wuhan-China : Attractions

Gui Yuan Temple

Gui Yuan Temple has four hundred year history. This Buddhist temple stands in a wooded area of the Hanyang district. It has 46,900 square meters area and situated on the Cuiwei Street. Gui Yuan temple is one of the four biggest temples for Buddhist meditation in Hubei as well as an important Buddhist temple in China.
It is well-known in the Buddhist world owning to spiffy sculpture, perfect construction, and abundant collection. Gui Yuan temple mainly consists of Daxiongbaodian Hall (大雄宝殿), Sutra Collection Pavilion (藏经阁), Arhat Hall (罗汉堂). The picturesque compound of the temple includes a big hail that houses 500 skillfully scriptured arhat statues, each different from the other in facial expression and bodily posture -- angry, sittinq, laughing, sleeping. The temple also boasts of abundant collection of paintings, Buddhist scriptures and stone carvings.

Address: Cuiwei Road (cuì wēi lù 翠微路), Hangyang, Wuhan
Price: RMB 50 on the first and fifteenth day in lunar calendar and on the birthday of Caishen (cái shén 财神) who is a mystical elder bringing fortune to people. RMB 30 on the first day of a year and in spring festival RMB 20 at other times
Open time: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Get there: Bus No.45, 707, 524 and No.1 tour bus