The Liurong Temple was built in 537 A.D. and named by a famed writer/calligrapher during the Song dynasty 500 years later. It is said when the man gazed on the six Bayan trees inside the grounds, he quickly wrote two characters liu and rong describing these trees on stone slabs that are supposedly still inside the temple gates.
The temple is also famous for the Flower Pagoda (or Hua Ta), which rises about 200 feet straight up. Once again, I stayed below and waved to those who went up. Please note: There are no railings anywhere on the outside of the tower.
Three Buddha statues are housed at the temple, one each for the past, present, and future. While we were there, a monk performed a Buddhist blessing ceremony for those of us who wished one for our new children. The monks asked for a small donation; some of us gave $5, which was a huge donation to the monks.