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Wuhan - Guan Yin Temple

We return to Wuhan and go immediately to see the famous Guan Yin Temple

Jingzhou was great but it was time to return to Wuhan, finish our visit and get back to Emei Mountain. We still had two sites left to visit, Guan Yin Temple and East Lake

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Sunee buys our tickets to Wuhan. Easy to do and the lady was nice.

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We got a big comfortable bus to make the three hour journey back to Wuhan.

We arrived back to Wuhan, found another cheaper hotel and placed our stuff in the room. The hotel staff was surly and nasty just like the first hotel. Geez, this place really sucks!

After taking a shower and relaxing for a few minutes we get a taxi to Guan Yin Temple, one of the three biggest tourist sites in Wuhan.

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Entrance to the famous Wuhan Guan Yin Temple

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Inside the temple things were modern with telephones readily available

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Little used area out the side for lighting candles

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One of the many walkways connecting the various buildings inside the Temple

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One has to wonder how they feed all these turtles. There were thousands swimming around.

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Too hot to get any closer to this huge Guan Yin statue.

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Bright red greeted the visitor to the main building

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A beautiful red panel that caught my eye

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Ya gotta love these Chinse oval entrance doors. They make for great pictures.

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One of the many Buddha buildings which made up the inside of the temple.

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A Buddha image inside the above building.

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I found this panel to be very interesting but unusually childish in its rendition

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An incense burner in front of the main building

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Beautiful Chinese gardens were interspersed among the temple buildings. Very relaxing, but it was hot.

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One of many incense burners scattered around the temple area.

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Sunee was shopping for Feng Sui stuff so we crossed the street. Looking back at Guan Yin Temple.

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This little girl at the store for Feng Sui stuff, makes our visit worthwhile. A real sweety.

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I really liked this picture of Sunee getting a taxi next to the huge advertisement for Buddhist accessories.

The trip to Guan Yin Temple was worth the effort. It is a huge complex with a lot of history. It is, however, very commercial with two or three buildings dedicated to selling Buddha images and other Buddhist religious items. Most of the people selling the stuff were indiferent and none really smiled as I tried to either visit with them or simply say hello. Wuhan people simply are the most surly and unfriendly people I have met in China. We will not come back.

Posted by inchinahil 06:13 Archived in China Tagged tourist_sites

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Hi! i want to say :this temple name is Gui Yuan temple!! not Guan Yin !
i guess,Guan Yin = [Religion] (of Buddhism) Guanyin (a Bodhisattva)

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