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Nanputuo Temple, Xiamen

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Deemed as the city's touristic haven, Nanputuo Temple provides an unforgettable religious experience at the foot of the Mountain of Five Old Men. Originally built during the Tang Dynasty (618-907), the temple was destroyed during warfare and rebuilt as a Buddhist compound during the reign of the Qing Dynasty. Explore the 30,000 sq m (322,900 sq ft) area which contains several great halls and a pavilion rich in ivory and Buddhist scriptures. Explore the main building which includes libraries, dormitories, and study rooms used by the monks. You can also eat food made in the temple, including fresh vegetarian dishes. Our Xiamen travel tool makes visiting Nanputuo Temple and other Xiamen attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • September 28, 2017
    I used Bus to this place, i forgot the number maybe 40 , but if you ask the local they told you. very nice place and excellent for photography and relaxation, there was a park on the top of mountain, ...  more »
  • September 24, 2017
    The temple is very close to the Xiamen university, so if you are visiting university, it is recommended to combine with the temple. Bear in mind that the university is closed for the visitors till 17:...  more »
  • September 14, 2017
    Nanputuo Temple is located south siming road, said must be on the back of the mountain, you can see after Xiamen University, first-class scene or landscape, is not difficult, and approximately 30 minutes or so. Temple itself can be seen no more.
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  • April 24, 2017
    The Nanputuo Temple is located on the southeast of Xiamen Island. That is why it is also called South Putuo Temple. This temple is generally crowded. So keep some time viewing different part. There is also a nice vegetarian temple inside. Hence, do not worry if you get hungry!
  • April 15, 2017
    The temple is one of my favorite places to visit in Xiamen.
  • September 30, 2016
    This is the best restaurant in the nanputuo temple. It is a thousand year old building. We are having a vegan Buddhist dinner
  • October 3, 2016
    Well maintained but as it is free it is hetter to avoid to go during Chinese holidays. Wonderful photos can be done.
  • June 28, 2016
    One of the must-go tourist places in Xiamen, Fujian Province. This buddhist temple is very interesting with scenic area providing people with a refreshing and religious experience.

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