Hualin Temple (Hualin Si) is located in Guangzhou, Guangdong province. It is an ancient temple with about 1400 years ago. The temple was constructed in the Southern Dynasties (420-581 AD). In the year 1654 the temple was expanded and renamed Hualin Temple. It was then one of the five largest Buddhist temples in Guangzhou, with a large team of monks. The Five-Hundred-Arhat Hall was built in the last year of Emperor Daoguang (1821-1861). The statues of the Arhats are lifelike, in different postures and moods. There is also a statue of Marco Polo, the Italian explorer who came to China in the thirteenth century. The King Asoka Pagoda sits in the middle of the hall.
The time of the temple constructed was after the arrival of Dharma the Indian monk. It is about eight-floor high. The color of the temple is black and azure.
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|Located in a side-street between Changshou Lu and Xiajiu Lu, Hualin Temple can be a bit tricky to find. The easiest way to get there is to head east along Changshou Lu from the Guangzhou subway station of the same name. Just before you reach the intersection with Kangwang Zhong Lu, turn (south) down the alley that is lined with jade stalls. The temple is a little further down this street .|
|How to get to Guangzhou Hualin Temple|
|Take Guangzhou Metro Line 1, Exit D2 from Changshou Lu metro station and head south until you reach Dishipu Lu on your left (about 10 minutes depending on the pedestrian crowds). Head east along Dishipu Lu until it becomes Xiajiu Lu. You will see the Sign when you at the Changshou Lu Station (Exit D2) . (Guangzhou Metro Map)|