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Nanputuo Temple

Nanputuo Temple
Nanputuo Temple Overview
South Putuo or Nanputuo Temple (Nán Pǔtuó Sì 南普陀寺) is a famous Buddhist temple founded in the Tang Dynasty in the Chinese city of Xiamen. It is so named because it is south of the Buddhist holy site Mount Putuo in Zhejiang Province. South Putuo Temple located under the Xiamen Wulao Peaks (wǔlǎofēng 五老峰) the main temple is Bong Goddess of Mercy, Zhejiang Zhoushan Putuo Mountain, south of and located in one of China's four Buddhist temples, it is known as the South Putuo Temple.

South Putuo Temple Main Hall building has the typical sign of  "Minnan (Mǐnnán 闽南) Temple " characteristics: a clear picture “shadow shake the wind” and Landscape just as birds standing on flowers and birth of Buddha Muni story comics on the wall; roof is the meniscus warped, Ziyan volley. seem lightweight and clever; compact, pay attention to skills, roof nine carp of Long patterns are cut porcelain inlaid; building materials derived local granite, green bucket stone, beams, columns, foundation, brackets, railing alone with unique characteristics. South Putuo Temple enjoys highly reputation each year the temple will hold a grand event in some important days, for example, in February 19th lunar calendar, June 19 and a buddism godness Guanyin Festival in September 19.

Nanputuo TempleThe temple is fronted by a lovely lotus-flower-filled lake. In front of the courtyard is the twin-eaved Big Treasure Hall (Dàxióng Bǎodiàn 大雄宝殿), presided over by a trinity of Buddhas representing his past, present and future forms. Behind rises the eight-sided Hall of Great Compassion (Dàbēi Diàn 大悲殿), in which stands a golden 1000-armed statue of Guanyin, facing the four directions.

Nanputuo Temple History
During the remaining years of
the Tang dynasty, Nanputuo Temple History
the monks who inhabited the place had established it into a Buddhist sacred land. It used to have different names. In 1622, around the beginning of the Qing dynasty, general Shi Liang provided funds to rebuild the temple, where the Bodhisattva Guanyin was mainly worshipped. The general named it after the Buddhist holy site Mount Putuo of Zhejiang Province, which is
considered the abode of Guanyin .In 1924, Hui Quan was appointed the first abbot of the South Putuo Temple and other masters like Hong Yi and Yin Shun taught here. The temple underwent further renovation in the 1980s.

Nanputuo Temple Attractions
Wanshi Botanical Garden Wanshi Botanical Garden
Xiamen Botanical Garden, commonly known as “Wanshi Botanical Garden” is a carefully designed around the Wan Shiyan reservoir plant garden. According to the research and tour needs, the park has in turn arranged more than 20 special garden and planting of conifers garden, rose garden, palm garden, arbours, Medicinal Botanical Garden, a large cactus garden, flowers hall, orchid flower garden and planted more than 3000 kinds of tropical, subtropical plants, which have been referred to as a "living fossil" Metasequoia, Ginkgo biloba, the world's three ornamental tree --Chinese larch, Japanese pine, Araucaria, and rare cacti and other exquisite different wood, is a beautiful scene, a tour of the four seasons fragrance garden. Such a beautiful scenery, flowers and aromatic tour of the entertainment park. 

                                    Wanshi Botanical Garden
 Xiamen Wanshi Botanical Garden is
located in the city center of Xiamen
(Siming District, Tiger Park Road on the 25th),
backed by Wulaofeng South Putuo
Temple and Xiamen University,
close to Zhongshan Road shopping district.


Address:North of Wanshi Mountain,
Siming District, Xiamen , China
Admission Fee: CNY40
Opening Hours:5:30--18:30.  



Nanputuo Temple Special Snacks
Nanputuo Temple Special Snacks
Nanputuo Temple Special Snacks are quite famous in Xiamen, for example, cottage pudding (Sùbǐng 素饼)won the Chinese prize named “Golden Tripod”, Xiamen famous specialty. variety of flavors fillings in it, Sweet and salty flavors 10 yuan each box. The unique South Putuo Temple, vegetarian, vegetarian, Nanputuo Temple is famous vegetarian attract more worshipers and tourists as the Nanputuo Temple, vegetarian become a treasure of the Nanputuo Temple. Nanputuo Temple vegetarian its unique flavor of the pure elegance is very famous. Chefs make strictly vegetarian food. The appearance of traditional, vegetarian prime name is unique, not only pay attention to color, smell and taste, but also pay attention to shape, spirit, each dish has its own verve elegant name , and full of poetic illusion.

Nanputuo Temple Climate
Xiamen, a relatively mild climate, abundant rainfall, so it has been called maritime climate. More hot here in summer, July and August are generally above 30 ℃; winter temperatures often below 10 ° C; annual average temperature is about 21 ℃. Long duration of sunshine, plenty of sunlight, Xiamen flowers flourish all year round. Relatively powerful typhoon in addition to August, the vessel full of beach had been closed, enjoy the sea view can makes you feel exciting any times can be travel to Xiamen.

Travel Tips:
Admission Fee: Free.
Address: 515 South Siming Road, Siming District, Xiamen City, Fujian Province, China.
Tel :0592 -2088554.
Transportation: 45 Road, 87, 17, 1, 18, 29 , 47 Road.
Travel time: All Year Around.
Accommodation: Single Room CNY110. 

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