Buddhism at its Most Lavish--and Fun
Guangzhou's opulent jade market is outshone by the nearby Hualin Temple and its 500 gold buddhas. Call out Marco and see if you hear Polo--maybe that way you'll find the Marco Polo that has been metamorphosed into a buddha. Even if you don't find it, you'll be awed by the range of facial expressions, gestures, and props displayed on these enlightened statues.
By Dwiveck Custodio, AFAR Local Expert