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Kaiyuan Monastery, Quanzhou

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Feel at peace as you walk around Kaiyuan Monastery, a Qang Dynasty shrine with a history spanning nearly 1,000 years. Notice South Indian-style granite carvings decorating the Hindu-Buddhist temple as you take a peaceful stroll through the grounds. Two Dravidian-style pagodas situated either side of the complex provide excellent vantage points, from which you can take in views of the central courtyard, main hall, and small hall. Make sure you visit a special pavilion at the back of the complex where the remains of a Song Dynasty ship are stored. Plan to see Kaiyuan Monastery and other attractions that appeal to you using our Quanzhou trip builder.
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  • A full range of Quanzhou's cultural, artistic and architectural heritage can be found on the extensive temple grounds. Outstanding stone, wood and brick carvings and other objects of art. Traces of an...  more »
  • A very large compound. Generally beautiful. Unfortunately I visited when both pagodas were under repair.  more »
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