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Nanputuo Temple

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No.515 Siming South Road, Siming District, Xiamen 361005, China
+86 592 208 8554
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The historic temple was built, rebuilt and expanded since the 7th c. Boasting a vast lily pond at the entrance, the temple itself consists of a sprawling compound of traditIonal Buddhist structures at the base of a mountain. Enjoy the fairly accessible pond and towers...More

Thank ThomasM2978
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nanputuo Temple had a large crowd even on a weekday afternoon. The complex wasn’t anything unique other than the two pagodas surrounded by an artificial pond in its grounds. But if you choose to hike up the hill behind the main halls, you are rewarded...More

Thank thelonious22
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have never heard of Xiamen, and most Americans apparently have not, do yourself a favor and make it part of your China trip. The city is remarkable, kind of a miss of Hawaii and Florida. Within the city, the Nanputuo Temple should not...More

Thank Jim_Abney
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

A temple with lots of visitors. Not very big and has a small hill at the back to climb. Vegetarian restaurant offers good food.

Thank Soo Ping C
Reviewed 6 August 2018

I've been to a lot of temples across all of Asia. This one might not literally be one of the best in terms of the temple itself, but this one lies in a great location with a lot more interesting features to explore within walking...More

Thank Andy1112013
Reviewed 21 July 2018

It is not a great temple that you must visit but if you have spare time, please go. I went there afternoon during summer, it was rather hot but there are shades around. Many local tourists there didn't see much foreign tourists. It looks like...More

Thank Laylan G
Reviewed 19 July 2018

This active temple was originally founded during the Tang Dynasty, but has been rebuilt quite a few times. The current structure dates to the 1980s after the previous temple’s was torn down during the Cultural Revolution. It was crowded when we went, having to dodge...More

Thank Stephalopogous
Reviewed 10 July 2018

The grounds start at the lower level and continue up the hill. Keep climbing the hill to see more and more sites and views. The architecture, the caves and the symbiotic integration of the two was incredible. Even if you're not into the spirituality of...More

Thank Kelvin Q
Reviewed 4 July 2018

Definitely worth a visit. Practicing Buddhist Monks still live here and if you are lucky you will see them in prayer. Do not photograph them however as it is not allowed as I found out and were told off by a very stern official.

Thank TrevorS1873
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Good to visit if you are already at Xiamen University. It can be very hot, though, especially in the afternoon with the packaged-tour groups.

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