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“Historical temple...”
Review of Kaiyuan Monastery

Kaiyuan Monastery
Ranked #1 of 73 things to do in Quanzhou
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Singapore
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77 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Historical temple...”
Reviewed April 24, 2013

This is a historical temple with pagodas that were rebuilt about 700-800 years ago. So they are quite an impressive sight.

In addition, the temple itself is quite an interesting mix of culture... but you need a guide to explain it. E.g. on some of the retaining wall of the steps to the main temple, there are carvings of hindu gods (in a Chinese temple!). A guide will be able to explain the confluence of culture/religion and how it came about.

There is also a mulberry tree (桑树) that is more than a thousand years old.

Visited April 2013
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Kfar Saba, Israel
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31 reviews
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“Interesting temple with a nice calm atmosphere”
Reviewed December 8, 2012

I enjoyed this temple-it is not that special if you have seen a lot of Chinese temples but it has rather unusual style pagodas and the gardens are nice and relaxing.

Visited December 2012
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Shanghai, China
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“walk around the park”
Reviewed October 16, 2012

an average assembly of old buildings but it was interesting to see people praying in large groups looks like some places are still being built but the surrounding zhongshan street and other areas are nice for a stroll

Visited October 2012
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Melbourne
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“Excellent temple complex”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

Nothing to dislike. An easy walk to get to with nice but slightly uncared-for gardens. Unfortunately, both the monastery and temples were closed for repairs.

Visited September 2012
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kuala lumpur
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
“The pagodas are worth seeing”
Reviewed May 19, 2012

The stone pagodas are national treasures and worth seeing. For protection of the structure and safety reasons, they are not open though. In the main prayer hall, there are Buddhas with a Kuan Yin (Goddess of Mercy) behind them. The temple complex is well landscaped and has basic toilet facilities.

Visited May 2012
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