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Nanputuo Temple

No.515 Siming South Road, Siming District, Xiamen 361005, China
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Ranked #7 of 198 attractions in Xiamen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Popular temple located in the hill next to Xiamen University. Very nice ground and well kept. Some parts of the temple is under renovation when we visited. Except for some areas reserved for the monks, visitors can freely move around and could even hike to the top of the hill overlooking the university and the sea. 1 to 2 hours... More

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I was here on a family trip in 2012, during Chinese New Year Period. Temple is really beautiful and . The walk on the hills behind the temple makes it a very special place! There is a lot of small gift shops in front and within the temple itself. Personal advise is not to be easily taken in by what... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Personally, I prefer old traditional China than the modern one. The temple is located in some kind of garden with a lot of staircases. If the weather is rainy - be careful, it's possible to slip and fall.

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La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

The temple is really beautiful, but that is a feature that it shares with most of the Chinese temples. However, the walk on the hills behind the temple makes it a very special place! There is a lot to see, the view is excellent. It was a magical moment!

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Place of prayer and thanksgiving, I recommend a visit, is close to Xiamen University and you can visit the temples and also have the opportunity to meet their religious traditions

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

It is a pretty place to visit and not to miss is the vegetarian restaurant that is just next door. It is crowded but perhaps as like all tourist attraction in xiamen, there are 2 zillions tour groups around.

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Unfortunately we were there on a weekend and during a holiday (Qingming) on top of it. The place and surrounding area was very busy. It sure reduces the enjoyment and make it nearly impossible to get a taxi back to the hotel. We finally took the bus. Saw nicer temples out of town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

A large temple complex in Xiamen with Buddhist influences. The climb up the hill is well worth the effort; the views are great. The various temples are quite beautiful, and although the complex is busy it oozes a tranquil, oriental atmosphere.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We were one of maybe 100 tour bus groups here today. The grounds are quite large, there are a couple of pretty ponds with towers and bridges. The architecture is very good, and a couple of buildings were being rebuilt, which was interesting. What I believe to be the "main" Buddha was made of wood. There were 6-8 alters with... More

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Zadar, Zagrebacka, Croatia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

I've been to many temples in China and this was probably had the least religious feeling of all. The building itself is nice, but brand new like every other temple in China. The rocks and vegetation above are quite interesting, though.

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