Yuanshan Temple is built on the southern foot of Xuanwu Mountain and covers an area of 15 hectares. It is a place of religious activities where Buddhism and Taoism are combined. Center for Buddhist Faith. There are a large number of historical relics in the temple, which have been listed as the national key cultural relics protection units. Since the opening of Xuanwu Mountain Yuanshan Temple, overseas Chinese, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan compatriots from more than 20 countries and regions in Europe, America and Southeast Asia have come to visit, and have received more than one million tourists each year, becoming one of the tourist attractions in eastern Guangdong.
The temple enshrines the Arctic Zhenwu Yuantian God, deities such as Sakyamuni, Guanyin, Maitreya, and Buddha. Since the Ming Dynasty, temple monks have passed on to the 26th generation. Yuanshan Temple held the first Chongguang Festival in the 22nd year of Guangxu of Qing Dynasty (1896), and then the rules were postponed. It was held every ten years, and it was the twelfth 110th anniversary in 2006. During celebrations, repairs to temples and statues of Chongguang Buddha are held, as well as opening ceremony, grand Buddhist event of water and land rituals, decoration of colorful streets, performances, setting off lanterns and fireworks, organizing lion dance, fish dance, stilts, carrying flags and other folk cultural activities, For several days. Every house is full of colorful lights, crowds of people, spectacular scenes, lively and extraordinary, the entire Shishi City indulged in a joyful and peaceful festival atmosphere.
So how to get to Yuanshan Temple from Guangzhou Baiyun Airport?
The distance between Baiyun Airport and Yuanshan Temple is 328KM. There are no direct flights and trains.
It will take 4 hours by car.
In February of this year, five of our Thai customers came to pray here. At that time, we booked 2 Vista King Rooms of Guangzhou Hotel (RMB418/night per room). And contact taxi company to rent a Alphad car departed from Guangzhou Hotel to Yuanshan Temple. The taxi fee was RMB 2600/one way.
Because Xuanwu Mountain is open from 08:30 to 17:00, it is recommended to leave hotel in the morning.
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