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Nanputuo Temple

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Address: No.515 Siming South Road, Siming District, Xiamen 361005, China
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A good climb to the top is rewarded with views of the city

With an afternoon off after a couple of days of meetings, we wandered around the temple complex and then followed the stairs and paths as they climbed up the hill behind the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Nanchang, China
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Nanchang, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

With an afternoon off after a couple of days of meetings, we wandered around the temple complex and then followed the stairs and paths as they climbed up the hill behind the temple. There are good views at a number of resting platforms along the way, and on a clear day, you have a good view of the city below.... More 

Thank dcn_nz
Hong Kong
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went up to the mountain at the back of the Temple to enjoy the picturesque view of Xiamen and the surrounding district of Haicang and Xiamen University. Try vege lunch at the temple if time permits.

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Hong Kong, China
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's free and open to all visitors hence sometimes there are just too many tourists at one time. However, it is this fusion of people from different parts of the world and China which makes the Nanputuo Temple an ideal place to visit and even say a prayer or a wish 🙏🏾. It is very close to Xiamen University so... More 

Thank sandaykc1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This could be the most popular tourist spot. Quite crowded but overall worth visiting. Try to see every cornors of this temple and pray.

Thank Nuke W
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

There were many PRC tour groups when we were there in the morning. Good thing is, if you understand mandarin, just stand close to them and get free briefing :)) I do see some of the yellow uniformed staff giving impromptu explanations too. The main temple hall interior was beautiful. Spent some time inside before going up the hill behind.... More 

Thank keltan63
Province of Cordoba, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

On a cloudy day the temple itself is a beacon of colour and life with ornate roofing and statues that give the place an amazing character. On a sunny day however the temple is truly transformed, and the views from the hilltop walks behind are a must! A hard but well worth it walk up the rocky steps behind the... More 

Thank AutumnP98
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

The grounds consist of a large temple and walking trails. The best part is the temple as there are a series of steps leading to the top where you can see part of the overview of the city.

Thank Adrian L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

I visited Nanputo three times while I was on a recent trip. The first time was during a light rain, and my friend and I walked through the lower level areas, had a lovely look around, and visit to the gift shop. The second time was with guides from the university, who took us up the hill paths on both... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

Located just right next to Xiamen University, it is a favourite amongst locals and non-locals. Locals frequent the place to offer prayers and blessings and saw some older folks even chanting mantras at some areas. Other than the main temple area, one can take a stroll as it offers a nice place to take in the view and it is... More 

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Port Fairy, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

If you visit when we did- at around 3.00 p.m., the sun is not far from going down and the light is just right for taking wonderful photos. You can capture the spiritual atmosphere of the Nanputuo Temple then, and the crowds should have thinned too. Climb as far as you dare, at least to the rock face with the... More 

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