Guangzhou Vacations & Travel Packages!
The Chinese city of Guangzhou is where past meets present, history meets commerce and tradition meets technology. It is the capital of Guangdong Province and has had a notable reputation of being a prominent trade and culture hub. However, its isolation from the rest of China by its mountainous topography and early exposure to the outside world has resulted in its unique way of vibrant lifestyle, liberal ideas, distinctive cuisine and breathtaking architecture.
Places of Interest in Guangzhou
Built in 1375 AD, Sanyuan Temple is the largest and oldest Taoist temple in Guangzhou. This temple is built along Tao philosophy of furthering an active and holistic practice of the natural order and its universal awakening. Sanyuan Temple offers you a calm and serene place to retreat from your regular life and to meditate. If you don’t want to meditate, you can admire its classic fourteenth century architecture.
Hualin Temple is a 1500 year old Buddhist temple. It was earlier known as Genii or ‘the Temple of Five Hundred Gods’ and was one of the five largest Buddhist temples in the city then. Do visit the Hall of Five Hundred Arhats. It has five hundred golden yellow colored lifelike monk-like statues that are sitting in different postures and dispositions. The temple also has a statue of Marco Polo (the Italian explorer who came to China in the thirteenth century) and King Ashoka Pagoda (King Ashoka was a famous Indian king who had sent missionaries to China to propagate Buddhism).