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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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  • 沒到過開元寺就等於沒到過泉州。這座千年古剎有太多歷史可以陳訴了,太多名人在此留下字跡,"此地古稱佛國,滿街都是聖人。"的楹聯是宋朝朱熹所題。古木古寺古塔相得益彰,相互輝映。導遊提醒我:不要拍西塔。他講了一段師徒勁蓋東西塔卻發現師母外遇的連續劇劇情(怎沒有拍成電影呢?)總而言之,從沒見過佛寺還有回教寺的石雕融入,非常奇特,值得細看。 
  • Kaiyuan Temple is located on west Street in Quanzhou City, Fujian Province. It built in 686 (during the reign of Empress Wu Zetian). As the largest Buddhist temple in Fujian Province, Kaiyuan Temple h...  more »
  • Arrived in China today and this was my first stop. Was very excited, but it is the people you meet who make a place or otherwise. I met a fake monk who assulted me when i tried to take a photo from th...  more »