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Mazu Temple of Sanya, Sanya

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Among the oldest religious places in the area, Mazu Temple of Sanya was built to commemorate Cangjie, the man who created Chinese writing characters. After the Qing Dinasty's downfall, the place was neglected and abandoned until the local people renovated it, transforming it into a temple. See the colorful building, a memorable example of Chinese architecture, today mostly visited to honor Mazu, protector of sailors and all those who live near the sea. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Mazu Temple of Sanya and many more Sanya attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Sanya itinerary builder.
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  • January 6, 2017
    Temple adorned with dazzling colors, from the port, walk maybe. A convenient pay tourist car ride and stops in front of the gate.
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  • June 9, 2016
    Nice and calm in this place. Many interesting details-sculptures and plants. Better to come for the whole day.
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  • June 9, 2016
    For the first time in China, the island was conquered by its beauty, and this place is especially impressive sea views, beautiful landscape
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