Nanputuo Temple
Nanputuo Temple
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China14,580 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Among all Buddhist temples in Fujian, Nanputuo is a notable one. The vast compound is a perfect example of Minnan architecture. The lush, pleasant courtyard is a rarity in Chinese temples. The worshiping halls, although newly renovated, are grand and solemn. Design is unique and colorful. Free admission but registration via Wechat is mandatory.
Written November 4, 2023
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wireless_in_CA
United States5,033 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Business
Nanputuo temple was located next to one of the entrances to Xiamen University. Traffic was a little nutty since the tour buses had to make u-turns or three point turns since only permitted vehicles were allowed to pass into Xiamen University. This arrangement backed up traffic getting to and away from the temple or university. Next time I would suggest getting dropped off at the start of the road and walking to the temple entrance to avoid the jam.

As we arrived near closing we hurried into the complex. Our friend escorted us deftly through the crowds and navigated to the main highlights of the temple.

Initially built during the Tang Dynasty it was constantly expanded. In the front was a large pool filled with lotus plants that were brown due to the season. All temple buildings were well preserved with their ornate decorations and impressive statues. One feature, consistently applied to all statues, was the glass enclosures. One could still see all the exquisitely preserved details but the resulting photos had a lot of reflection. It did not stop any of the worshippers of course.

In various areas, special decorations were deployed along with a huge stage for some type of Buddhist convention. Also we missed a huge bonfire of paper offerings which had just extinguished and all they remained was a wet pile of smoldering ashes.

Massive boulders anchored the rear of the temple complex and were the gateway to the path leading up to the Wulao mountain. The fall foliage looked inviting but alas not enough time to hike up.
Written November 22, 2019
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YKPng
Singapore, Singapore407 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
A tourist's place for anyone going to xiamen. 1 to 2 hours would be enough. No entrance fee. Near to Zhongshan Road.
Written January 1, 2020
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Monica G
Adelaide, Australia86 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The temple was extremely crowded with Chinese tourists making more than enough noise to destroy any atmosphere. There was a walk up the hill behind the temple but it was also over-populated and lacked any views that made it worthwhile. We were left wondering what reason there was to visit?
Written November 24, 2019
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Marc W
Austin, TX172 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
Really beautiful temple. We say at the top of the mountain behind it some look out points so we decided to go up. A lot of people make the climb, steep steps, thought I wasn't going to make to the top and I'm in decent shape then saw a lot of Chinese tourist in slacks and dresses doing it. But it was hard! Once at the top and incredible view that was worth it. Sharing looks of exhaustion with the other tourists always got a laugh or smile, we all knew it was hard but shared in the experience and the view.
Written November 24, 2019
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Ylenia P
46 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
We loved the visit to this old Buddhist temple. The entry is free (pretty unusual in China). You can reach the temple by bus if you like adventure and speak Chinese or by taxi or you could walk there if your hotel is closer.
Written November 1, 2019
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MikeJuliya
Colombo, Sri Lanka683 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Friends
Nice place to visit in side the island,and Climb the mountain also.spend around 1hour.easy access to anywhere
Written November 5, 2017
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stevenvg
Richmond, Australia59 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Family
A Buddhist temple, worth visiting; recently renovated; many local people come to visit and pray the gods. Can be crowdie at times, especially during public holidays, so one suggest to escape after the must see temple and worship areas onto the mountain trial. One however needs to be a reasonable condition... a good 1.5h clime down a winding trail to the top of the hill, offering you nice views over the Xiamen University area and the sea side.
Written May 1, 2016
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Sissy C
52 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Friends
Very nice place but overcrowded !!! The temple is in a very nice location and if you go up on the hill the view is beautiful. Nice view of the University which is quite close.
Anice place to spend some hours around.
Written September 29, 2014
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Krzysztof K
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Business
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.
Written May 24, 2014
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