When in Guangzhou, whether you're praying for marriage, children, or something different altogether, do it in Guangxiao Temple. As the former residence of the Nanyue King, this is the oldest and greatest temple in south China. While you can't burn incense here, you can present the Buddha with flowers. Be sure not to wear anything revealing. You can take photos of the landscape here, but don't photograph the Buddha statues.
Guangxiao Temple is one of the rare ancient temples in Guangzhou. It has the saying that there is no sheep city, and there is light filial piety. During the period of Han Gaodi, Guangzhou was still in the state of Southern Man, and it was desolate and backward, as if it had been forgotten by the times. The first generation of Nanyue Wang Zhaoyu brought civilization and hope to Guangzhou, and made this long-forgotten corner alive. After Zhao Yus death, his descendants succeeded, and Guangxiao Temple was the former residence of Zhao Jiande, the descendant of Nanyue.
The stove was sold out, the moon slanted from the wind, and the coldness of the sky was blown, and the old wind was blown. In the era of the Three Kingdoms, Zhao Jiandes former residence was turned over to the son of Wu Guoris South Taishou, and his house was abandoned as a garden. After the death, the temple was converted into a temple. Since then, the Guangxiao Temple has been opened for thousands of years with a long history. It can be said that "one stone and one wood are affectionate, and one pavilion and one temple are all traced."
The Guangxiao Temple is constructed with meticulous architecture highlighted by magnificent temples that symbolize the essence of the Chinese Zen culture. The main building was built in the main hall of the Eastern Jin Dynasty and contains three giant Buddha statues that are Sakyamuni. Together the three Busshas are collectively called the "Huayan Sanshou". There are two halls within the building. The left is dedicated to the Xzang Bodhisattva and the right is dedicated to Guan Gong. In addition if you go down the side hall located on the west side of the main hall you will see where the Sakyamuni Buddha's reclining phase is enshrined. The legend that has been handed down is that when Sakyamuni was ill, he was held in this position with his right hand holding the head and his eyes closed while lying under the Salo twin trees.