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The Guiyuan Buddist Temple

The Guiyuan Buddhist Temple lies west of Hanyang district in the city of Wuhan and is spread over a vast area of over 50,000 square yards. Considered to be among the four renowned temples in Wuhan, this place of worship was established during the Qing Dynasty in 1658 and was originally situated on the Wuzhangpu Kuiyuan. Derived from a sutra, its name denotes the necessity to contemplate beyond the circumscription of life, reflecting a sense of tranquillity and purity in one’s self.

The temple is built on a sprawling garden, delicately designed and evenly distributed across a wide span of rich land. The temple ground is sprinkled with lovely parterres and kiosks that scatter around five courtyards. Carefully constructed to take the shape of a cassock, the temple stands amidst a picturesque landscape.

In the northern courtyard lie the Amitabha, Dashizhi and Kwan-yin Bodhisattva, attracting a number of Buddhist worshippers. An affluent collection of religious souvenirs and relics, paintings, carvings and intricately designed figures of the Buddha are exhibited in The Sutra Collection Pavilion. The Daxiong Baodian lies in the centre of the courtyard and herein lays the biggest Buddhist figure of the temple, a statuette of the Sakyamuni. Along with other figurines, the hall also has what is believed to be the image of the Sakyamuni.

Experience a blend of religious traditions and vibrant culture when visiting Wuhan. A Wuhan apartment hotel such as Citadines Zhuankou Wuhan would be the ideal choice of accommodation for the international traveller. This contemporary residence is well located for accessing the main commercial and entertainment zones of the city.