Nestled amongst shopping districts in Haizhu and Liwan districts, the Hualin Temple is peaceful refuge from the hectic surrounding city life. Visitors are welcome and you might get the chance to observe some of the monks’ daily rituals and ceremonies inside the main building. Its history is over 1400 years old and quite the contrast to the modern district around it.
Walking through this multi-building complex is easily managed between shopping for jewelry at the nearby Jade Market or for the latest fashion in Haizhu Square. Don’t miss out on the 500 ornate golden arhat (one who has reached nirvana) statues in the main hall.