Double-faced Guanyin (or Avalokitesvara: a Buddhism goddess)
Built with brass and surrounded by white marble handrails, the statue is considered extraordinary nationwide with a total height of 21.8 meters (include the 3-meter high sacred lotus seat) and a weight of 20 tons.
The 500 arhats in the Arhats Hall are the main attraction of Guiyuan Temple. Almost all the visitors would play the game of “counting arhats” in the temple.
The Grand Hall of the Buddha
Hall of Bodhisattva Weituo
The four Chinese characters of “GuiYuan Gucha” was written by Li Yuanhong (1864-1928), twice president of the Republic of China, in 1912. People also come here to free turtles in the pond out of the Hall.
People burnt incense to worship the God of Wealth in Chinese mythology at the Guiyuan Temple in Wuhan, capital of central China’s Hubei Province, Feb. 4, 2014.
People waited in queue to worship the God of Wealth in Chinese mythology at the Guiyuan Temple in Wuhan, capital of central China’s Hubei Province, Feb. 4, 2014.
Guiyuan Temple is a Buddhist temple located in an urban part of Hanyang District of Wuhan, capital of central China’s Hubei Province. With a land area of 153 mu, it was built in Shunzhi 15th year (1658), Qing Dynasty.
Guiyuan Temple enjoys a high reputation among Buddhists for its architecture, excellent sculptures and rich art collection. It was listed as Hubei provincial cultural relic site in 1953, and recognized by the State Council in 1983 as a Buddhist temple of national importance in regions inhabited by Han nationality. It also houses the Wuhan Buddhist Association.
Facing east, Guiyuan Temple is divided into front zone and back zone. The front zone consists of three main clusters of buildings, featuring Sutra Chamber, the Grand Hall of the Buddha and Arhats Hall, respectively.
Hundreds of thousands of people visited the Guiyuan Temple to pray for fortune on the birthday of the God of Wealth, which is considered to be the fifth day of the Chinese lunar New Year.
Address: No.20 Cuiwei Road, Hanyang District, Wuhan
Ticket: 10 Yuan at ordinary times
Openning Time: 8:00 a.m.- 17:00 p.m.
(hubei.gov.cn by Mao Huifang)