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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. Using our world travel planner, Xiamen attractions like Nanputuo Temple can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Wonder place to visit and be sure to climb to the top of the mountain for one of the best views of Xiamen.  more »
  • This is a popular place to visit when in Xiamen. The temple looks pretty much the same from when I visited 14 years ago. It's properly maintained. Do go up to the higher temples and memorials. There i...  more »
  • We visited this famous temple in Xiamen that was founded during the Tang dynasty. The temple is located nearby the Xiamen University. Our guide briefly told us the history of this temple. The temple w...  more »
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  • Well maintained but as it is free it is hetter to avoid to go during Chinese holidays. Wonderful photos can be done.
  • This is the best restaurant in the nanputuo temple. It is a thousand year old building. We are having a vegan Buddhist dinner
  • 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.
  • Given that there are not a lot of tourist attraction in Xiamen, the temple is worth to go.
  • A place really worth to visit more than once.