Renwei Temple 仁威寺

Renwei Temple, a Taoist Temple in Guangzhou, was built during the Huangyou Period of the Song Dynasty (1052 AD). The temple enjoys a history of over 900 years. It was rebuilt and expanded on a large scale during he Tianqi Period of the Ming Dynasty, and the Qianlong Period and Tongzhi Period of the Qing Dynasty. The temple faces south, occupying an area of 2,200 square meters. It is a ladder-shaped construction, 40 meters wide from east to west, and 54 to 60 meters from south to north. It has three parts separated by Qingyun Alley, the left, the middle and the right courtyards. There are four houses in each courtyard. Corridors were built to connect these separated courtyards. In the middle part, along the central axis, are pillars with dragon-stone carving, the Front Door, the Sacrifice Pavilion, the Main Hall and the Middle Hall.
Renwei Temple is famous for its beautiful art of ancient architecture. It has attracted great attention with its refined wood carving, bold stone carving, exquisite brick carving, skillfull ceramics carving and amazing ash carving.