Guanlin Temple

Entrance Fee CNY 40;
Free for children under 1.2m (3.9 feet).
Opening Hours 9:00 – 17:00; closed on Mondays.
Recommended Time for a Visit 1h

Guanlin Temple stands as a solemn tribute to the renowned General Guan Yu, revered for his bravery and loyalty during the tumultuous Three Kingdoms Period. Situated in the State of Shu, the temple serves as a lasting memorial to his legacy, believed to house the burial site of his head.

This unique complex is distinguished by its harmonious integration of natural beauty and architectural grandeur, making it the sole temple in China to combine a forest with religious structures. Within its expansive grounds, visitors encounter a diverse array of halls, temples, pavilions, and the tomb of General Guan Yu himself. Each element contributes to the serene atmosphere and spiritual significance of the site.

In addition to its architectural marvels, Guanlin Temple boasts a collection of valuable stone tablets adorned with exquisite calligraphy, further enriching the cultural heritage of the temple. These ancient artifacts offer glimpses into the rich history and reverence surrounding General Guan Yu.

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