Nanputuo Temple

Nanputuo Temple, Xiamen

Nanputuo Temple
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7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Karin H
Shenzhen, China803 contributions
Sep 2020 • Friends
Unfortunately when we visited there, it was partially under renovation, so some house have been closed for visitors. Also the access to the botanical garden was closed I’m not sure if this is because of COVID-19. A few years back when I visited the temple the first time the gate was open.
I like this temple because it’s not over crowded and also the decoration is a mix between the traditional Chinese decor and a modern touch. I find it calming to go there, but in these days there is a lot of entrances procedure with health code and showing the passport.
Written September 18, 2020
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Deanosaur89
Edmonton, Canada1,613 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
When we went in July 2021 they had a nice display for the Chinese Communist Party Centennial. The temple was nice and clean and we loved the turtle and lotus ponds. It was free to enter when we went but tricky to register via WeChat. Plan to spend about an hour or two here.
Written July 6, 2021
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ROCruiser
Claremont, CA4,531 contributions
Aug 2019
We were taken here by our private tour guide on our first day of the tour. I found this surprisingly pretty as a Buddhist temple without the mess and crowds. The lotus pond right in front just made the place even more serene. We did not hike up the hill since it looked like a climb that we shouldn't challenge. This temple is in the city so I assume it's easy to get to.
Written May 9, 2020
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wireless_in_CA
United States4,457 contributions
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, Singapore402 contributions
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
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, TX128 contributions
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
42 contributions
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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stevenvg2015
Marsden Park, Australia57 contributions
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
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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