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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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  • South Putuo Temple do not know is because it is often found in the literary works or what is the reason, the temple is situated next to the famous skyscrapers university, where most of the 繕 have been renovated by the great of the senses. Personal feeling is not very recommended. If the itinerary is tense, it is not recommended to schedule too much time.
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  • It's a good temple complex, and while it's free, I couldn't help but feel like it was inching towards becoming some sort of sideshow. It's obvious that before the revolution, it was a huge & thriving ...  more »
  • This is a huge temple complex that's just like other temples but it's worth a look. There's no admission fee! We have paid to get into temples that are much less impressive than this one. The best par...  more »
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  • Beautiful and peaceful place. Good to combine with a walk in Botanical garden
  • A fairly expansive temple which was first founded over 1000 years ago. The temple was seriously damaged during the Cultural Revolution, during which the temple grounds were occupied by a factory, elementary school, and melon farm. After the Cultural Revolution, temple restoration began under the leadership of Master Miao Zhan, who later became the temple abbot in 1989. The temple is now one of Xiamen's most popular tourist spots, because of its beautiful architecture, and for the significance it still holds for many of the Fujianese diaspora throughout Southeast Asia.
  • Old, serene temple near Xiamen University with lots of greenery, a lotus pond and lake. One can see its beautiful pagoda from afar.
  • 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!
  • Well maintained but as it is free it is hetter to avoid to go during Chinese holidays. Wonderful photos can be done.

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