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The Hualin Temple

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The history of Hualin temple, located in Guangzhou, has nearly 14 centuries, during which time the complex was expanded, while maintaining individual architectural concept. The construction of Hualin began in the year 526, under the guidance of Bodhidharma, sailed to China to spread the ideas of Buddhism. During the reign of the Qing dynasty the Church was rebuilt several times and to this day is the most important object of cultural heritage of China. It is worth noting that for many decades Hualin was the main facilitator in the field of cultural exchange between China and India.

The building of the temple crowns the entrance, before which was erected a sculpture of stone lions guarding the Shrine. Inside the building, up to our days preserved elements of the traditional Buddhist architecture. So, in the Central hall, are the oldest images of the 500 Arhats, having a special religious significance in the world of Buddhism. Near the main altar you can see a small statue of the man. Historical evidence suggests that the image of this monument embodied the great Marco Polo, the Emperor appointed an inspector of some cities of China.

Overall the temple complex fully reflects the specifics of the architectural structures of early Buddhism. Thus in Hyaline wonderfully combines traditional Chinese architecture and the result of further restorations. The temple attracts tourists primarily for its ancient history and the opportunity to join part of the Buddhist religion.