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Address: No.515 Siming South Road, Siming District, Xiamen 361005, China
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One Of The Better Temples I've Been To

Nice temple complex scattered over a small hill. Interestingly, there is no entrance fee...unlike many of the others I have visited. You will need to be prepared to climb a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Redmond, Washington
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Redmond, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Nice temple complex scattered over a small hill. Interestingly, there is no entrance fee...unlike many of the others I have visited. You will need to be prepared to climb a several hundred steps up and down to see the whole thing. It was hot (30 C) and humid when I went, so be prepared with good shoes and water. There... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This Temple is both modern and under renovations. It appears to be popular with tourists but does not have much esthetic appeal. The fact that you currently cannot enter some of the main buildings does not help. Would suggest skipping.

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Hong Kong, China
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22 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Nanputuo temple itself is okay, it wasn't as tranquil as I wished but I went there on May 1 weekend so I had no chance. The hike up to the top is a must do, you will get a panoramic view of Xiamen (given if there was no smog that day). Wear comfy shoes!

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Jinjiang, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I was there during the raining weather and my first tip is : Ladies! Please wear a normal pair of trainers. You will enjoy your hike more. You can take a rest in the nice area with benches where you can enjoy the view. At the top you can enjoy the view of the sea and buy something to eat... More 

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Rochester, NY
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

A tourist hot spot to be sure and a bit crowed. The temple is amazing and surrounding grounds are quite nice. There is a trail that goes to the top of the mountain. It quite a hike but the views from the top are spectacular.

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

so chinese, so peaceful, so beautiful! We were impressed with the golden character for "budha" and a little shrine on top of the hill. The only downside - lots of stairs, not suitable for people with bad knees.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This temple is well worth the visit, it is quite extensive and can get quite busy at times. There are restrooms available quite close by. These are mostly squat toilets and can be quite dirty and smelly. It was unfortunate to see some of the tourists showing no respect to the worshipers.

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Rovereto, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This Temple is really big, awesome and beautiful. During weekends is very crowded but anyway is worth a visit. Here one can have a look at gorgeous chinese style architecture and discover the fascinating features of the temple. It is possible also to climb the mountain behind it and admire the beautiful scenery of not only the whole temple, but... More 

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Xiamen, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The temple and grounds are beautiful. If you go on a weekend, expect lots of people! Try a meal at the vegetarian restaurant or buy some snacks from the locals. You can always find fresh fruit. Enjoy the temple and be prepared to walk up some steps.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

As my title suggests, I am lukewarm to the idea of recommending Nanputuo Temple as a site to visit. I guess I would give it three stars as I felt it was an "average" example of a temple. However, given the other options in Xiamen, I think this should be on your list. Xiamen is a lovely town - very... More 

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