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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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  • Stunning insight into the earlier days of Quanzhou. Very well preserved and displayed so even westerners without chinese language abilities will understand. Betautiful old buildings with nice and clea...  more »
  • This is a historically important temple in Southeastern China. It is one of the largest and oldest in Fujian province. It is a Hindu- Buddhist temple built during the Tang Dynasty. Fascinating but is ...  more »
  • 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 »