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Yunmen Temple

4.5/5
175 Reviews
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8:00-17:00
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 2-3 hours
Address: 6 km northeast of the county town of Ruyuan County, Shaoguan City
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Official website: http://www.yunmen.org/
Phone: 0751-5382757 0751-5384529

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Yunmen Mountain Dajue Temple, also known as Yunmen Temple, is located in the northern 6 km of Ruyuan County, the birthplace of one of the five major branches of Buddhism Zen. Built by the founder of Yunmen Zen, the six ancestors Huineng nine disciples, Wen Zen master, with the Shuiyang Hall, the risk, hall, hall, hall, buildings and other styles.

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  • villiersnicolette
    villiersnicolette
    Shaoguan, Guangdong
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    Beautiful setting worth the visit

    Yunmen Temple situated on well kept grounds. Went in March had a lovely cool day. Enjoyed walking around the grounds and appreciating well maintained gardens.

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  • BrendaHongKong
    BrendaHongKong
    Hong Kong
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    Soothing chant of the monks

    It was a perfect time of year to visit as the weather was cooler and even as we walked up to the pagoda where the monks got together, you would not sweat much. It was soothing to listen to them. Easy...

    Reviewed on /Date(1476159686000+0800)/
  • CiCiWong0822
    CiCiWong0822
    Shenzhen, Guangdong
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    Enjoyed "hot summer" in Shaoguan

    Yunmen Temple is an amazing place, not only we could take a look around the grand designed temple, but also we paid a visit to another attraction nearby, the home to Yao Ethnic Minority. We really had...

    Reviewed on /Date(1472133929000+0800)/
  • hktraveller328
    hktraveller328
    Hong Kong, China
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    Less commercial than many others in the country

    Told to beware of lobbyists to make wishes and donate a big amount of money in many temples or taoist koons, I was impressed that incense sticks are provided here if I wanted some to make a wish outsi...

    Reviewed on /Date(1442084327000+0800)/
  • hktraveller328
    hktraveller328
    Hong Kong, China
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    Another religious attraction

    For non-buddhists, the history may sound boring and not easy to understand. For ordinary people, the temple serves as an excellent place, especially the big trees, the corridors, the ponds outside and...

    Reviewed on /Date(1442083985000+0800)/

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Introduction

Yunmen Temple is called the Yunmen Mountain Dajue Zen Temple. It is the birthplace of Yunmen Sect, one of the five branches of Zen Buddhism in China. The Yunmen Buddhism School created during this period is also a Buddhist research resort in Shaoguan. The temple was built around 923 AD and was built by the Wen Yan Master of Yunmen Sect. Due to its long history and symbolic significance, it has become one of the country's major temples.
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