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South Putuo Temple

South Putuo Temple is one of the best tourist places in Xiamen. With a grand scale of 25.8 hectares and a building area of 21270 square meters, this Buddhist South Putuo Temple was built in the Tang Dynasty (618-907), and was originally names Sizhou Temple and then renamed Puzhao Temple in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Now the Puzhao Hall in the temple still bears this name. The South Putuo Temple consists of four main buildings which each have a certain importance for the temple: Sutra Keeping Pavilion, Mahavira Hall, Devajara Hall and Dabei Hall. All of these constructions were rebuilt in the early 20th.
The area of the South Putuo Temple is nice laid out and very pleasant to walk around and relax. The buildings of the South Putuo Temple are spread over a mountainside of complicated topography, and are different in forms to suit various functions. However, all the buildings are marked with multi-layered roofs decorated with yellow glased tiles and carvings of animals, which are in accordance with traditional South Fujian architecture. Here is some guide information of the South Putuo Temple Temple below: Location: Nanputuo temple, Xiamen.  Opening hours: 08:00-20:00  Admission Fee : RMB3/Person

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