Saturday, November 7, 2009

Summer of 2009: the Guangyun Mian Temple

Guangyun Mian Temple, locates north of Cangyuan, is more than 170 years old. It is one of the most influential Theravada Buddhist places in southeast of China. The temple is a mixture of Dai style temple with Han architectural building. You can see beautiful wood engraved works in the window pane, and the murals inside are famous. We visited there the second day morning. That few people was there because of the remoteness contributes to the peacefulness…

The east side of the temple. The yard is too small to step back for a integral shot of the building.

One of the huge gloden dragons on the pillar.

The temple is amoung the list of “Key Cultural Relics Under State Protection”

The frangipani(Plumeria rubra) were flowering in the yard peacefully.

A cute cat in the yard


  1. The architecture is grand -- and those dragons are amazing.

  2. Oh my, what a beautiful temple Mingfei. Did you ever see the post I did on the Nan Hau Temple near where I live. They built it about 10 or so years ago. It is also a wonderful place to go and visit. Do a search for it on my blog if you want to see it.

    I love frangipani, it smells so sweet and the one you have in your picture we also have here.

  3. RE:SAPhotographs (Joan)
    I've read the post you mentioned. It is also a grand temple, very familiar and similar to ours:)