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Temple of Six Banyan Tree

The Six Banyan Tree Temple is one of the most famous Buddhist temples in the world, with a history spanning over 1,400 years. The temple of Six Banyan Trees was built in 537 AD by Master Xiao Yu during the Liang Dynasty (502 - 557). Although the temple was destroyed by fire in the 10th century, it was quickly rebuilt in 989. The temple was renamed the Purification Wisdom Temple after it was rebuilt, for the Buddhist cause of purification. A visiting monk was amazed by the Six Banyan Trees planted in the courtyard, and under sudden inspiration, wrote two words: "Six Banyans" for his inscription to the temple.
Ever since, the temple has been know as the Six Banyan Tree Temple. Standing in the middle of the courtyard is the pagoda. To the west are the rear doors of the temple, and a collection of over ten stone tablets. These stone tablets record the history of the temple, and two of them are engraved with the image of Su Dongpo. Banyan trees are planted in front of the shrine, of the monk who gave the temple its name. Here's some guide information in your travel of The Temple of Six Banyan Tree: Location: No.87 Liurong Road, Guangdong Province. Contact Number: 0086-020-83392843 Admission Fee:CNY10/Person Opening Hours: 08:30-17:00

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