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Address: No.515 Siming South Road, Siming District, Xiamen 361005, China
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A few hours in a temple

A vast and very interesting Buddhist temple dating from the Tang Dynasty but with additions still in progress. The lotus lake is worth seeing as are the many large gilded images... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A vast and very interesting Buddhist temple dating from the Tang Dynasty but with additions still in progress. The lotus lake is worth seeing as are the many large gilded images of The Buddha. Easy to access by taxi and easy to get a taxi back to your hotel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

It was quite hard to see the numerous highly handicapped individuals at the gate of the temple. One wonders who takes care of them. Does the pagoda offer them food and shelter at night? There is a beautiful lake in front of it, and one could see the city of Xiamen from the landing above the lake where a crowd... More 

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Xiamen, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

this temple is in front of the xiamen university ,a big temple ,you may tounch chinese history after reading all

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I really liked the view of the tower. It glows and is visible from far. I had not visited the inside of the temple!

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I doesn't know this place is so huge and its nice , the temple in front camouflage the huge compound behind , they even come with a map entrance is thru the temple connect to beautiful rocky area behind its a nice place to go

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Xiamen, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The main Buddhism temple in Xiamen where u can climb the mountain and on the observation platform see the beautiful view to the city, bay and two highest buildings in the city. The entrance is free, u can get there by buses 20,22,122,45. From the temple u can easily get to another sightseeins such as Xiamen University.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

I went there so many times because my friend work there. I flew direct flight from Bangkok with Thaiairways. Super convenient. Temple itself so good for the buddhist people like me. Holy Temple .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Lovely temple near the also lovely university. Great for a nice stroll. If you're feeling active try climbing the hike up to the old man's peak. Great views across Xiamen from the top.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Loved the turtles out front! It's a beautiful temple and surrounds and really is a highlight on the island. It's situated in between the botanical gardens and the University, so you could easily spend 4 or 5 hours hiking in the area. The temple has numerous spots for relief from the summer sun, and there are some cool places to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

It is the most famous Buddhist temple in Xiamen. The tour includes uphill hike which may be challenging for some (especially in the summer). It offers valuable historical, religious and cultural info. If you on free and easy tour or have spare time in your business trip to Xiamen, do include this attraction in your plan.

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