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Address: No.515 Siming South Road, Siming District, Xiamen 361005, China
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Climbing up.

The temple is beautiful. Behinde the main temple complex you can climb up the small mountain. Everywhere are small caves with small figures inside or you find old rooted tree. If... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
MandelMiddenmank
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Berlin, Germany
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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The temple is beautiful. Behinde the main temple complex you can climb up the small mountain. Everywhere are small caves with small figures inside or you find old rooted tree. If your climb to the top your have an incredible view over Xiamen. Also there is an small entrance to the botanical garden.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This temple was built during the Tang Dynasty. It is named after the Buddhist holy site Mount Putuo located in the Zhejiang Province. The temple underwent major renovation in the 1980s. I visited the temple on a cloudy day so it wasn't crowded. There is a very steep summit behind the temple which comprises of 48 levels. I recommend you... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is more like a park than a temple , there's a lake infront of the temple and a huge compound to be discovered behind the temple .Its a must go place if you go to xia men

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Better go with your friends with sport shoes. Bring your camera because a lot of very good view on the top of the mountain.

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1 Thank Peter L
Manila, Philippines
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23 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nothing special about the Nanputuo Temple - it's just like any other Chinese temple in the other cities, but that said, the architecture is nice enough. It can get crowded though, since it's still used by the locals and it's near the university. 30 minutes is enough to visit the halls in the compound, which by the way, is undergoing... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visit the templa and there is ahill at the back of the temple . climb it to the top and you could see from there the entire Xiamen island

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not ideal for the elderly or family with children as steep hills must be overcome to reach the temple. Nonetheless, this is a religious site and could still be worthwhile for a visit.

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Hangzhou, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

I went here just for an hour or two to kill some time during my layover and it was quite enjoyable. There were many people walking around despite the less than delightful weather. The temple is not so wonderful to look at with the cage surrounding it to keep off the local pigeons. There were plenty of kids chasing around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

What a nice experience. I had my Chinese co workers with me and that made things interesting. I would suggest a guide here as well. Make sure you go into the temple it has a lot more than meets the eye from the entrance. They seam to have been renovating and I must say it was impressive. Would recommend this... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

The place is very nice. It is clean and relaxing. I love the fact that they don't allow incense inside the temple itself. It keeps the temple smoke free and safer. They also strictly implement the 1 incense per person (to be used outside the temple). The cost of the incense is free donation. We also tried the vegetarian lunch... More 

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