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South Shaolin Temple

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Well maintained

The temple is fairly big and very well maintained. Maybe too well maintained, to the point that it... read more

Reviewed September 26, 2016
Lorenzo S
Shaoxing, China
Temple vist

We were taken to visit the temple while on a business trip. The drive up is beautiful, through the... read more

Reviewed September 22, 2016
Richmond, United Kingdom
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Sep 26, 2016
“Well maintained”
Sep 22, 2016
“Temple vist”
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Jiulianshanlin Village, Xitianwei Town, Licheng District, Putian 351133, China
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Reviewed September 26, 2016

The temple is fairly big and very well maintained. Maybe too well maintained, to the point that it doesn't even seem to be an ancient temple. The photos displayed about the life in the monastery are very interesting though and also the road to get...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Lorenzo S
Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

We were taken to visit the temple while on a business trip. The drive up is beautiful, through the wooded mountain side. There are some amazing, large statues in the temple and some excellent pictures of the monks, learning martial arts etc. Some English translations...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

We got a taxi for 120 RMB from our hotel and they waited for us up there as taxi's are not readily available on the way home. Taxi Driver also assisted us from the gathering of people trying to sell us things on entry. Loved...More

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank ahay94
Reviewed March 11, 2016

As many Asian temples, this place is peaceful. While you visit, it's easy to see the monks practicing martial arts, praying or meditating. I was amazed (in a good and honest way) of the kids -monks actually- that are being trained as little warriors. They...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank Ruben R
Reviewed November 16, 2015

Our wing chun group of 8 students stayed in Fuzhou, so the drive to Putian was about 2 hours. Half way through Putian there is a traditional gateway at the start of a road called Shaolin Road. From there it is about a 30 minute...More

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank sifugarry
Reviewed July 15, 2015

The restored South Shaolin temple gives one an idea of how the martial arts exponents live their lives ... secluded from the madding crowd, close to nature, free from hustle and bustle city life. The view from the mountain top is amazing and the drive...More

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank PeterTung
Reviewed September 7, 2013

Spent only 15 mins max in the temple and took almost 1.5 hrs to be there from my place. There are minibuses, motorbike and mini van at Xi Tian Wei (located at the foothill). Motorbike will charge from RMB20-30 per trip. Minibuses and Minivan is...More

Date of experience: September 2013
3  Thank LOIWY
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