Guanlin Temple is a popular place as its one of the three great temples famous at home and abroad. This national AAAA-grade tourist spot is situated inLuoyang. The temple got this name because the head of Guan Yu was buried here.
Guan Yu is a hero in Chinese history and is the only person respected by Confucians, Buddhists and Taoists during the Three Kingdoms Period.
The tow stone lions standing by the entrance to the building are from the Ming Dynasty and symbolize the power and mighty.
And it has more than 150 halls, over 70 ancient stone tablets, 4 stone archways, more than 110 big and small lions, and over 800 ancient cypress trees. The layout of the temple highly embodies the traditional style of Chinese architecture. It is designed and built symmetrically.
There are some 1,000 cypress trees in the temple. They are thick with leaves and luxuriant. After a rain, the y turn bright green and, with smoke-like vapor, look like a poem or a picture.