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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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  • Enjoyed exploring some of the nooks and crannies, long walk uphill to the top, met some of the Buddhist monks, one of whom invited us for a drink of tea. Very charming place. 
  • ...sollte not be visited on holidays, because the rush is hard to describe. Climb to the small Pavilion will be rewarded on a clear day with impressive views.
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  • Near Xiamen University, so you can drop in passing. Let me show you a donation makes a bottle of incense near the entrance. Is pretty steep in the back, but not too far, Buddha we.
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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.