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Nanputuo Temple, Xiamen

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Religious Site
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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  • A beautiful place to visit, it has the beatiful arquitecture and gardens, on a light hill claim between rocks and trees. Reserve 30 to 60 minutes to look around and enjoy the atmosphere...  more »
  • A temple located in front of the main campus of Xiamen University (South Gate). Very beautiful buildings and we just spent some time looking around - we didn't go inside the temple, but the area is ve...  more »
  • The vegetarian restaurant in the temple did not disappoint. It is as good as many have reviewed. But it takes the last order at 4pm. The temple has been thoroughly renovated. Hikers can also hike up t...  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.