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Nanhua Temple

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Opening Soon Open from 9:00am-4:00pm
Recommended sightseeing time: 2-3 hours
Address: Nanhua Temple, Qujiang District, Shaoguan City
Phone: 0751-6501014 0751-6502258

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Nanhua Temple is located in the southeastern part of Caoxi, 7km southeast of Maba Town, Qujiang District, Shaoguan City, Guangdong Province, about 24km south of Shaoguan City, people called "Dongguan first treasure temple". Nanhua Temple is one of the famous Buddhist temples in China. The famous Buddhist temple of Zen is the birthplace of the Zen Sixth ancestor Huineng, who was the founder of Zen. The Nanhua Temple was built in the first year of the Emperor Liang Wu's Tianjian (502) in the Southern and Southern Dynasties. The temple was built in the third year of Tianjian, and the name of Baolin Temple was given by Emperor Liang Wu. Later, it was renamed 'chuko Ji Temple' and 'hosen Ji Temple' and was given 'Nanhua Zen Ji Temple' by the founder of the Song Dynasty in 968. The building area of Nanhua Temple is more than 12,000 square meters, composed of Caoxi Gate, Fangsheng Lake, Horin Gate, Tianwang Hall, Daxiong Hall, Tibetan Temple, Reisho Tower, Six Dian and other buildings. Except for the Reisho Tower and Six Dian, the building was rebuilt after 1934 by the imaginary clouds monk.

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Nanhua Temple is located on the bank of Caoxi River, 7 km southeast of Maba, Qujiang District, Shaoguan City. It is a famous Buddhist temple in China is the birthplace of the Southern Chan school of Buddhism, which was promoted by the Sixth Patriarch of Chan Buddhism, Huineng. Huineng's body is also buried here. Nanhua Temple is located at the foothills of the Baolin mountain rage. It was first built in the Northern and Southern Dynasties period and has a very long history. The treasure of the temple is the body of the sixth patriarch, Huineng, and many people come to the temple to pay respects.
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