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Address: No.515 Siming South Road, Siming District, Xiamen 361005, China
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Beautiful Temple close to Xiamen University

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... read more

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

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 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

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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34 attraction reviews
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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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Xi'an, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

South Putuo Temple is deemed to be one of the must-go tourist places in Xiamen. I am not a Buddhism, but still find the peace and special travel experience with a refreshing memory there. Since the temple is at the foot of wulaofeng mountain and facing the sea, comfortable shoes and camera are advised to bring in hand. The recommended... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Awesome temple complex with great views of Xiamen harbor. The place has so many nice things to discover and can take you the whole day if you let it.

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Shenzhen, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Temples start to blend when you've been traveling China for a while, but this is a nice one. The climb in back is great bc it gives you good views of the city. It is overrun by tourists, so try and come at off-peak times.

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