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Address: No.515 Siming South Road, Siming District, Xiamen 361005, China
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Historic, preserved

At the base of a mountain/hill, this temple complex is well preserved and quite easy to visit. You can also climb up the mountain to a viewing area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

At the base of a mountain/hill, this temple complex is well preserved and quite easy to visit. You can also climb up the mountain to a viewing area.

Thank ChilliGarlic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited here during my recent trip to Xiamen. Lots of people and organised tours but in general space and time to see everything. A number of gardens and ponds with fish and Terrapins, and small birds dotted around. Not quite as peaceful as you would like but many people offering prayers to Buddah. If you have time it's worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

It's a must see Temple Complex built during theTang Dynasty providing nice gardens and a number of prayer halls. Avoid public holidays.

Thank Wilf40
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Quite crowded when I visited but one can still appreciate the serenity of the temple. Renovation works ongoing this time.

Thank Albert D
Kunshan, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

This is a nice temple close to the temple and the beaches as well. Set some time aside to hike to the top and witness some stunning views of Xiamen

Thank Vito A
Berlin, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

it is a nice and peaceful temple, but I have seen better and more impressive temple on the mainland China - JiuHuaShan - already. The instruction how to pray is explained on the backside of the first temple hall in english. The area is huge and when you are in good condition you can walk up the hill for a... More 

Thank fanrou007
Xiamen, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Nanputuo Temple is located near Xiamen University and easily reachable by public buses (University and Temple have the same stops) the entrance is free and once you get in you already in the center of the Temple. Once inside you have the chance to hike and walk up the hill behind the Temple. On Top you will have a beautiful... More 

Thank Cedric F
Beijing, Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Buddhism is a crucial part of the Chinese culture, together with Confucianism, Taoism, I Ching and the Chinese Medicine. It is a pity Buddhism education had been interrupted from time to time in the history. The traditional Chinese culture, by and large, has been neglected or even downplayed since the Qing dynasty collapsed in 1911. The good thing, though, is... More 

Thank David Z
Rio Dulce, Guatemala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Wonderful place. Beautiful grounds with smiling monks, and friendly staff at the little shops. Made for a great afternoon stroll with my camera!

Thank TravelKirkOdyssey
Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

It was my 3rd visit to this temple, but the 1st one with a friend who is a believer. it made the whole difference. All the explanations were so important to understand the whole structure, the design and how it was changed fro her childhood age. it was very crowded ' a little bit more than usual being the end... More 

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