About Guangxiao Temple

Guangxiao Temple is the grandest and most influential Buddhist temple in Guangzhou having a history of more than 1,700 years. This also happens to be a National Cultural Relic Protected monument. The temple looks striking and solemn. One can see must-see historical relics like the grief bell, the washing bowl, the Tang dynasty stone bell and the iron tower. The important structure of the temple, Mahavira Hall sits on the high platform with the Bell and Drum Tower erected on each side. In the hall, there are three Buddhist statues known as Saints of Huayan. Visitors can find peace and serenity in this temple and many people come here to offer prayers. A must see for the religiously inclined and also for those who want a little peace and tranquility in the midst of their busy, humdrum lives

Must See

  • Mahavira Hall.
  • Sixth Ancestor Hall.
  •  Samgharama Hall.
  • Heavenly King Hall.
  •  East and West Iron Towers.
  •  Mahakaruna Dharani Sutra Pillar.

How to reach

1.) Get on Guangzhou Metro Line 1 until Ximenkou Station, and then walk north for several minutes to get there. 
2.) Take bus 2, 31, 38, 103, 109, 128, 186, 556, 823, 44 Express or 45 Express to Renmin Beilu, the Guangxiao Temple is in the east.


  • Visit Guangxiao Temple to enjoy the peace and serenity here.
  • Expect the place to be crowded. 
  • You can get to click nice photos with a good view.
  • There are public toilets available.
  • Has a Mahavira temple in the complex

Visit Time

Sunday:          6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Monday:          6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday:         6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday:    6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Thursday :       6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Friday :            6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday :        6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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30 Minutes


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