South Sea God Temple

December 5, 2016

First built in 594 AD, The South Sea God Temple (南海神庙) was an important site of the ancient Maritime Silk Road and is now a 4A National Tourist Attraction. Location: Miaotou Village, Huangpu District, Guangzhou (广州黄埔区庙头村) Map:

Yuxu Palace

June 29, 2016

Yuxu Palace (玉虛宮) , aka Northern Emperor Temple (北帝庙), was built during the Northern Song Dynasty. It is a landmark in Guangzhou’s Whampoa Village (Huangpu Cun) as well as an important architectural piece on the cultural heritage list. Northern Emperor (北帝), also known by the name Xuan Wu (玄武), is a Taoist deities.

Guangxiao Temple

March 10, 2016

Guangxiao Temple originated from the residence of Prince Zhao Jiande of the Nanyue Kingdom during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC – 24 AD). The temple houses many historical relics including the ones listed below: The Hall of the Sixth Patriarch houses the life-size bronze statue of Hui Neng, the Sixth Patriarch of Zen Buddhism. […]

Buddha Birthday 2015

May 27, 2015

Buddha Birthday 2015. 25th May 2015, Monday. The Buddha birthday this year was a fine sunny day. Unlike previous year, the lavish adornment of flowers circling the baby Buddha statue was not there.

Dongshan Monastery Part 2

May 9, 2014

Dongshan Monastery 深圳东山寺, east of Dapeng Fortress, first built 1394.

Dongshan Monastery Part 1

May 9, 2014

Dongshan Monastery 深圳东山寺, first built over 600 years ago, during the Ming Dynasty.

This very mind is Buddha

May 7, 2014


Wat Phan Tao

April 24, 2014

Built in 1846, Wat Phan Tao is a temple known for its exquisite Lanna-style viharn made entirely of teakwood. It was originally a royal palace for king Chao Mahawong.

Wat Chiang Man

April 23, 2014

Built in 1297 at the site where King Mangrai supervised the building of Chiang Mai, Wat Chiang Man is the oldest temple in Chiang Mai. A gold-spired chedi in Ceylon style with 15 elephants is the oldest structure.

Wat Chedi Luang

April 22, 2014

Wat Chedi Luang. Construction started in the 14th century.