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Address: No.515 Siming South Road, Siming District, Xiamen 361005, China
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Well worth the visit

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Shanghai, China
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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United States
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146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
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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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

visiting Nanputuo Temple was one of the highlights of my Xiamen trip. It felt very authentic to see the monks and the Buddha's. Took some awesome photos. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes and know you can not take pictures of the Buddha's.

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Johor Bahru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Located about 10 minutes taxi ride from Zhongshan pedestrian street, Nanputuo Temple is one of the must visit location in Xiamen. There is no charges to enter the temple, but the temple is so well maintained and clean and one can easily spend more than an hour here. The temple orientation is well organized and it's not easy to get... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Immerse yourself in Chinese culture and enjoy a piece of Buddhism. Nanputuo temple it's an excellent place to visit and hike , you can go all the way up to the top of the mountain and enjoy and amazing view of Xiamen.

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Guangzhou
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

It's a temple with a long history and famous monks. The hill behind it is worth climbing. Hugh's stones, narrow and steep roads, and the beautiful view of Xiamen .

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Makati, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Conveniently located near a gate of Xiamen University, I've had the chance to visit Nanputuo Temple often. On my last trip, we went there for an early vegetarian dinner after we've made our offerings to Buddha. As usual, the place is jostling with people and moving around can be quite challenging especially in the lower areas and if you are... More 

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