Guangzhou Six Banyan tree Temple –Liurong Temple

Guangzhou Pagoda in Six banyan trees temple

Guangzhou six banyan tree temple  (Liurong Temple) was built in 537, Temple of Six Banyan Trees  is one of the four best Buddhist temples in Guangzhou and located on the Liurong Road (meaning the Six Banyan Trees Road). It has a rich collection of cultural-relics and is renowned both at home and abroad. It enshrines three large Buddhist statues–the biggest copper Buddhist statues existing in Guangdong province. The thousand-Buddha copper pillar cast in the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) is kept on the top story of the pagoda. The 184-foot pagoda appears to have nine stories; inside, however, there are 17 levels. Because of the colorful exterior carvings, it is popularly known as the Flower Pagoda.

An interesting construction stands in the temple grounds. The Hua Ta Pagoda is an octagonal building, reaching up seventeen storeys. The pagoda was constructed in 1097. With its blue glazed-tiles, vermilion beams painted wall and red pillars all in good match, it resembles a huge flowery column. The sculpture in the wooden eaves and the ceiling here is exquisite and there are hundreds of small posing Buddha's peering out at visitors as they make the climb up the steep staircase. Because the pagoda is situated in the city proper, and when tourists stand on the top of it, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the whole city. The temple is a symbol of Guangzhou.

If you missed the temple and the Guangdong (Cantonese) food, you have not really been to Guangzhou. So, when you are traveling around the city, do not forget to have a taste of Guangdong (Cantonese) food and a look of the Six Banyan Temple. Thus every year on the Chinese traditional Spring Festival and Lantern Festival, the temple becomes a busy area. Numerous people queue to burn the first joss stick in order to be blessed by gods in the coming year.

 Features of Six Banyan Temple in Guangzhou

Tianwang Hall in Six Banyan Temple in Guangzhou has the Laughing Buddha You will come across Six Banyan Pagoda or Flowery Pagoda inside the temple.

Six Banyan Pagoda consists of Buddhist relics and displays splendid architectural designs with curved roofs and the tip built like stamens

The entire pagoda looks like a stigma straight in the air Daxiong Baodian Hall has three copper Buddhist statues with Sakyamuni in the middle, Amitabha on the left and the Apothecary Buddha on the right.

During Chinese traditional Spring Festival and Lantern Festival , joss sticks are burnt by numerous devotees

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Ticket Price :
5 Yuan
Open Hour :
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Address :
No.87 Liurong Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou
How to get to the Six Banyan tree Temple

Take Guangzhou MetroLine 2 or Line 1 , get off at Gongyuanqian Metro station ,Eixt I 2 , about 10 minutes walking from metro station to Six Banyan tree Temple  (Guangzhou Metro Map)

Take Sightseeing Bus Xiguan Style Line to Liurongsi (Temple of the Six Banyan Trees).

(Last Update on September 25, 2018)
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Take Metro Line 1 or Line 2, get off at Gongyuan Qian metro station 
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it is about 10 minutes walking from metro station to Six Banyan tree Temple 
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Zhongshan 5 lu (Rd)
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Turn right ,you will see Liurong Lu
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Liurong Lu Bus Stop 
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Gate of  Six Banyan tree Temple
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Ticket Office
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Ticket,5 Yuan
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Gorgeous  Six Banyan Pagoda 
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Top of  Six Banyan Pagoda
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The Hall of Heavenly King
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The Hall of Mahavira
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 Laughing Buddha
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6 comments

  1. Temple of the Six Banyan Trees is a magic historical place to visit, and admission is for free.  Sit down and relax under a banyan tree in and feel the spiritual importance of this Pagoda carried for more than a millennium (originally built in ad 537). The temple's proximity to foreign consulates in Guangzhou has made it a regular destination for families participating in the international adoption of children from China.  Typically families receive blessings for their newly adopted children at this temple in front of the statue of Kuan Yin.

  2. Please provide guide how to go to Gunagzhou Six Banyan Tree Temple.

    Thanks a lot……..

  3. Viewed only from the outside but certainly a landmark of distinction. There are several points in the surrounding streets from which you can get a good view – and I feel sure it would be interesting to see the inside. Time – not money – stops us.

  4.  This place is very peaceful and humbling. One of the most serene places in Guangzhou, with a beautiful pagoda and garden. Close to the sacred heart temple so try to see them both in one day! easy access from metro and short walk to Sacred Heart as well.

  5. There are few things unique about this temple that warrant a visit.  Firstly, the temple has a history of more than 1400 yrs originally constructed in 537 AD during the Liang Dynasty.  Secondly, the famous poet Su Si once visited this temple and published the poem `Six Banyan Trees' and that was how her current name Temple of the Six Banyan Trees – 六榕寺 was derived from.  Thirdly, the temple houses three largest and oldest bronze Buddha statues in Guangzhou – Sakyamuni, Amitabha and Maitreya that were built in 1663 AD.  Fourthly, the temple fosters strong historic relationship with foreign Buddhist temples from Cambodia and Thailand. The monk who built this temple under orders from Emperor Wu of the Liang Dynasty was to use the temple to house Buddhist bones from Kampuchea (Cambodia). In the 1980s, both the elder brother of the King of Thailand and the Thai Ministry of Education donated a wooden stupa and a statue of Sakyamuni to the temple. The monks from both countries chanted in the temple and prayed for world peace. It appears that the temple is well-liked and holds a prestigious and reputable position among the temples in Guangzhou in order to receive such precious gifts from foreign nations.  I was busy listening to the guide in their introduction of the temple that I forgot to count if there were 6 banyan trees in the temple compound. Without knowing her history and her unique characteristics, you may think that this is just another ordinary Buddhist temple in China.  The banyan trees added an ancient historic appeal to this temple. In an atmosphere of tranquility and serenity, the chanting in the hall of the 3 oldest bronze Buddhist statues resonated in the ears of the visitors and reminded us to plough merits, pray for world peace and accumulate good karma in this life time.

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