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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
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
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
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
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
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.
This is one of the most beautiful temples to be lit up at night! Can be seen from many different angles! A visit to this historic temple is a must both during the daylight hours as well as at nighttime!