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South Shaolin Temple

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South Shaolin Temple

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Jiulianshanlin Village, Xitianwei Town, Licheng District, Putian 351133 China
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Lorenzo S wrote a review Sep 2016
Shaoxing, China39 contributions10 helpful votes
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 to the monastery is very beautiful to follow. I can't wait to get there with my motorbike!
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Date of experience: December 2015
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sarahjjacko wrote a review Sep 2016
Richmond, United Kingdom23 contributions3 helpful votes
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 would have been helpful. Peaceful location and sense that it is still a living temple. As always, loved the smells of incense and occasional sound of bells. It was interesting to note the difference in attitude to age. In the west, we value the patina of age but here everything, especially the statues are very new looking. You can make your own mind up which you prefer but be prepared. I have been to temples with a greater sense of age and spirituality but if you are in Putian, definitely worth the visit,
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Date of experience: September 2016
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ahay94 wrote a review Mar 2016
Kiama, Australia156 contributions44 helpful votes
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 the temple, well worth the trip. There is a lovely souvineer shop in the temple with reasonable prices. One hint is to go to the bathroom before you arrive as the bathrooms are "traditional" and not a pleasant experience. Well worth the lovely drive.
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Date of experience: March 2016
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Ruben R Mizrahi wrote a review Mar 2016
Mexico City, Mexico1,802 contributions661 helpful votes
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 can easily kill you five times before you touch the floor. Indeed is quite far, but if you speak Chinese or go with Chinese speakers it worth the visit. When and where do you have the chance to visit a Shaolin temple?
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Date of experience: October 2015
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sifugarry wrote a review Nov 2015
Melbourne, Australia378 contributions100 helpful votes
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 drive up the Mountain to the Temple. We were very lucky as the Monks were conducting a Silk Road Forum with heaps of Paparazzi. We met the head Abbot fro Australia and the head Abbot from Shaolin Temple. They were very happy to have photos with our group. The Temple itself has some interesting history. The Abbot invited us to stay for Lunch, but due to our schedule we had to unfortunately decline. Definitely worth the trip if you are in Fujian Province.
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Date of experience: November 2015
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