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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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  • Old temple rich with its architecture mixed with modern building. Expect large crowd as many organise this stopover before going to gulanyu  more »
  • South Putuo in the Xiamen of the big side, in the incense exuberant, has not been a Buddha place, has become a network of red spots. But the vegetarian jai in it is really delicious.
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  • There is no business bronze smelly Temple Yu, worthy of a praise, feel very serious and quiet, to the place there are security people and Temple Temple in the control. Unexpected surprise is here do not use the door ticket, in the mainland to collect the mode of waste, really feel too Buddhist heart! In fact, we can feel the temple of the Chinese style, the place with the classical rhyme, the environment is very good, and it will not be because of the prosperity of the incense and the feeling of the vulgar atmosphere. There is also a Jai restaurant for free and fee, which is very popular and worth a try.
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  • China’s construction skills are on point with this temple but the authenticity is not there unfortunately. Down the street they’re are 2-3 bootleg temples competing for temple business. I came for the food because I know they’re aren’t many places for vegetarian vegan food. Here’s the caveat- if you are cool with MSG, white sugar(poison) and cheap oil used to cook your food go here and order away! ;) 3 for the authentic Fujian/Southern Chinese customer service experience. The waitresses provide you with suggestions that save you money. I ordered a bowl of sesame oil soup noodles and then a bowl of pumpkin soup but she was like “you’ve already got soup with your noodles, just keep that” I figured that’s a great suggestion since it was my first time. It saved me money and my kidneys/liver(from filtering the artificial ingredients in the cooking) Overall not my preference but you’re cool with MSG this place will rock your socks off! (Had to end this with some optimism since people can’t handle the truth... HA!) Photo taken after my 7 hour walk across Xiamen island.
  • Interesting ancient historical Buddhish temple which attract large crowd daily; be it worshipers or tourists. It is not a very large place though. Worth the visit to satisfy one's curiosity as first time visitor to Xiamen.
  • Place which is very calm and full of positive energy. I found it better than Xiamen university. Located just near the exit gate of Xiamen University. It is a Buddha temple with three back to back buildings with wonderful idols. Temple premise also has a vegetarian restaurant. Please do not mistake it for Indian vegetarian. Their preparations and way of cooking is very very different. It takes around an hour to go around the place.
  • The Nanputuo Temple was a beautiful place for both secular and spiritual visitors. The temple had a few of architectural highlights, a nice pagoda and a nice pond, some beautiful corridors, and lovely calligraphy on big rocks. The temple was also a big attraction to local crowd; tourists should be well prepared for a little bit of tumult. The kitchen of Nanputuo prepared great vegetarian dishes that you certainly wouldn’t want to miss, even though you were not a vegan.
  • Historical... The gardens are well.manicured and maintained.
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