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Kaiyuan Monastery

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My hotel is just facing the temple.I can see the temple and two towers very easily.There are many visitors everyday.People pray in the temple in the great atmosphere.i did pray in the temple as well.No entry fee at all,the donation is appreciated.The two towers look...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed April 3, 2019 via mobile

Very good place rich in history. I recommend it. This temple have more 1000 years. And some tries is very very old.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 4, 2019 via mobile

Kaiyuan Monastery is famous for two stone towers and its 1000+yrs history. Now it’s rebuilt and well maintained, also keeps the pure appearance of its silence.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed March 2, 2019 via mobile

A fascinating place to visit this 7th temple especially the architectual. The entrance free and a visit to the temple during your stay in Quanzhou is worth. It is just next to West Street Xi Jie and can be reached by public transport. The twin...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MarkS960
Reviewed November 15, 2018 via mobile

Interesting to seek out the Indian influences in the main temple here. Peaceful temple grounds with 2 beautiful pagodas. Older people doing tai chi, playing games,...the streets surrounding the temple are worth a look as well. The excavations of an old shipwreck, part of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 6, 2018

This would be a great first stop for those visiting Quanzhou. Visit as early as possible to avoid the crowd and spend about an hour or two here. It is somewhat very peaceful here.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank michaelkon
Reviewed September 19, 2018

Said to be the largest Buddhist temple in the Fujian province. The grounds were beautifully laid out and very well kept. Many building in the grounds and I am sure one was for the Monks to live in - but that is not what you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Steeped in history , a lovely building with nice peaceful grounds which house the twin pagodas. It is still in use as a place of worship by the locals. Shoulders and legs must be covered in this temple, but cheap cover ups are on sale...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Hyper32
Reviewed August 7, 2018

It's an interesting place to visit if you interested in the history. You need a tour guide to walk you through to explain things from the moment you step in the door starting from the wooden panels. Interesting ivory carvings and more.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank PaulinGuangzho
Reviewed May 14, 2018

The oldest standing structure from ancient Quanzhou and the tallest ancient pagoda. Nice place to explore the rich history of maritime silk road. Locals do come here to worship and relax.

Date of experience: April 2018
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