The “temple” is located in a children’s area of Dong Hu Park in eastern Shenzhen; the overall feeling is more like Disneyland than like a temple.
The exterior of the building is meant to simulate a small hill, with the front door (above) being the opening to a cave. Inside, plaster has been used to appear like carved, painted stone. The large figure of Amitabha Buddha (Amitofo) in the doorway ensures Stygian darkness in the interior.
|Dong Hu (East Lake) Park is served by numerous buses; the 468 passes the south entry to the park on its return route from Hong Fa Temple.|
|Chinese Address||The main gate to Xia Sha village is plainly visible on the south side of Binhe Road in Futian, across from the B&Q Hardware. All buses to the village itself are circuitous; it might be best to take the Shenzhen Metro to Che Gong Miao Station (named after another, no-longer-extant temple). From there, walk south on Xiangmihu Road for about 10 minutes, to Binhe, from which crossing you can see the gateway. Cross Binhe, enter the gate, and follow the road to the heart of the village. OR from Che Gong Miao Station take a cab, likely to be only a minimum (12.50 yuan) ride. Say “Shya sha tsoon” (almost like “cha cha soon”) to the cabbie.|
|Metro Station||Huaqiao Cheng|