Hongfu Temple

Hongfu Temple which located near the town of Guiyang, is the most famous and largest Buddhist temple in Guizhou province. The temple has been rebuilt many times over the past 300 years and it is well preserved today. Since 1983 the temple has been open to the public and declared a key cultural relic. The name of the temple means 'good fortune' and was founded in 1672 by a Ming Dynasty Monk named Chisong. Since he was attracted by the elegance and beauty of the surrounding scenery, he decided to build a temple on the site. In the beginning, the temple was just a small hut, but the monk persisted in gaining support from the officials to make this a grand temple and eventually his persistence paid off. Recently, many prominent people pay visits to the temple and many people give praise to the unique architectural styles and its setting.
The temple complex is made up of a number of halls with magnificent and venerable architectural desigh. The first hall named Heavenly King Hall, you can see the statues of Maitreya Buddha and the four Heavenly Kings. There are steles of sutra and colorful paintings on the walls. The second main hall is the Bodhisattva Hall dedicated to Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara with 32 arms. There are glided statues of Sakyamuni and the 18 Arhats in the third hall which is named Mahavira Hall. Besides these superb halls, the temple is also adorned with galleries, pools, and springs, which are of high artistic value. Here are some guide information about Hongfu Temple. The detail is following:Address: Wudang District, Guiyang Admission Fee: CNY 5 Opening hours: 08:00 a.m-18:00 p.m Contact Hotline: 86 851 6831723

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