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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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  • Although located on an old and beautiful site by the University, this modern Buddhist temple is more contemporary than most visitors would probably prefer. It is a hodgepodge of buildings and images, ...  more »
  • Although very modern, this completely free temple and gardens is the highlight of Xiamen. It can be very crowded, but it's well worth exploring as some of the temples are truly stunning. Behind the te...  more »
  • Nice place to visit in side the island,and Climb the mountain also.spend around 1hour.easy access to anywhere  more »
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  • 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!
  • The temple is one of my favorite places to visit in Xiamen.
  • This is the best restaurant in the nanputuo temple. It is a thousand year old building. We are having a vegan Buddhist dinner
  • Well maintained but as it is free it is hetter to avoid to go during Chinese holidays. Wonderful photos can be done.
  • 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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