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Nanhua Buddhist Temple

Along Caoxi River, 7km east to Maba Town, Qujiang District, Shaoguan 512110, China
+86 751 650 1014
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Along Caoxi River, 7km east to Maba Town, Qujiang District, Shaoguan 512110, China
+86 751 650 1014
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

an absolutely fascinating experience. Fortunately I was with a friend from Shaoguan and was well versed on how to observe the appropriate customs. I would strongly advise any Western visitors to be so prepared. A truly memorable experience.

Thank StuartMotorhomer
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Nanhua monastery contains a sacred whole-body relics of the Great Master of Ch’an/Zen Hui Neng (638-713), who is recognized as the sixth Chinese Patriarch of Ch’an/Zen. I found this place very spiritual, clean and beautiful. You need a whole day to visit this site as...More

Thank Cristina_Pudin
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

The 6th lineage holder of zen tradition. Over thousand years well preserved temple with fantastic green surrounds. If you like open space mediation, go to the top at the late Zen master master Xi Yun's stupa monument place, amazing open space with total green to...More

Thank lsg181
Reviewed 20 October 2016

The grounds of the Nanhua Buddist temple are very calming and kept clean and neat. A little more English on descriptions of sites would be helpful for English speaking tourists as myself.

Thank villiersnicolette
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Read the reviews here and Wikipedia to get an understanding of the importance of this temple to Zen Buddhists and what there is to see. During the Narion Day holiday we hired a car for the day to take us the 2 hour drive from...More

Thank Douglas M
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Last resting place og two of the greatest Zen Masters in history. Master Xu Yun who died last century and Master Hui Neng, without whom there would be no Zen Buddhism. Master Hui Neng's autobiography, over 1,000 years old, explains how he build the monastery....More

Thank 1StepBeginning
Reviewed 5 May 2016

I came on a weekday on May 3, just after the Labour Day weekend. There were some people about but no crowds. Took a cab from Shaoguan HSR station. I succumbed to one of the touts who quoted RMB60 one way, and called his friend...More

2  Thank Mahatir M
Reviewed 1 April 2016

It is easy to visit Nanhua buddhist temple from Shaoguan. Taxi takes about 20-30 minutes. The temple is worth visiting.

Thank AnnaRHelsinki
Reviewed 20 February 2016

Home of the legendary 6th Zen Patriarch Hui Neng of China. He is definately at the top with the likes of Confucius, Mencius, Lao Zi, Bodhidharma and many more.

1  Thank Mad0Mac
Reviewed 17 February 2016

The 6th Patriarch of China Zen, Hui Neng, resides in this temple, a very interesting experience if you love and practice zen. Be around here at 11am, when the monks have their daily lunch. Grab a copy of the scripture narrated by the Patriarch, the...More

1  Thank Mad1154Mac
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