Zhuhai Putuo Temple

Zhuhai Putuo Temple

Zhuhai Putuo Temple
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Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins • Architectural Buildings • Religious Sites
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Goloh
Hong Kong, China260 contributions
Nothing wrong, but seems not so authentic
Nov 2018
On the plus side, this is a clean, pretty, almost a caricature of what a temple should be. All the requisite lanterns and chanting and so on, it's all there. But this seems like a new complex (or rebuilt?) and unless you read Chinese you have no hope of knowing much about this while you're inside.

One helpful visitor told me that if I was hungry I could venture into the vegetarian restaurant for a RMB 40 hotpot. We skipped that.

Other points of note: first, that chanting. Quite loud and non-stop. And two of the buildings had sentries outside to prevent anyone from taking photos or entering. We were just "there," not being aggressive or nosy, and we were waved away.

Kiosks are available for you to donate for incense to burn inside.

Would I return? No. Been there, done that, and while it is nicely laid out, it does not seem wholly authentic.
Written December 1, 2018
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vicente c
Malaga, Spain222 contributions
Good temple
May 2018 • Friends
Looks refreshed and renovated, probably because is used still by monks. Is worth the visit considering the cultural offer from Zhuhai.
Written May 15, 2018
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Lex Kiefer
Los Angeles, CA1,494 contributions
Great, Grand, Beautiful temple in Zhuhai
Apr 2018 • Friends
Never thought I would have a chance to see Chinese temple like this, a campus full of monks and Chinese buddhists. Our guide told us that this temple was newly rebuilt. It’s quite big and includes dormitory buildings for monks. All architecture is very open and clean as a design. Landscape has a great impact shaping everything together. From street level to the shrine of Guan-im goddess, the elevation rise to about 20 feet without realizing it. Open plaza is very well designed, which the space can easily fit 3,000 people. We saw Chinese monks perform a morning chant, the sound of that chanting was so melodically beautiful. I will visit the temple again if I’m in the area.
Written April 21, 2018
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