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About Putian

Putian is located in the eastern part of the Fujian coast. It is adjacent to the Taiwan Strait to the east, facing Taiwan across the waters. Because it is famous for producing lychee, it was given the moniker "Lychee City." With a long history and beautiful scenery, Putian is one of the “historical and cultural cities” in Fujian Province. The famous Southern Shaolin Temple is located in the north side of Xitianwei Town in Licheng District in Putian City. It is an important birthplace of Nanquan martial arts in China. The Mazu Ancestral Temple on Meizhou Island is also very famous. The Mazu worshiped in the temple, where a god sits that has been long revered by shipmen, seafarers, tourists, businessmen and fishermen.

Popular Attractions in Putian

Jiulong (“Nine Dragon”) Valley Scenic Area
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The Jiulong Valley Scenic Area has always been known as Putian's beautiful “backyard,” and it includes the lower half of the nine waterfalls of Jiuli (“Nine Carp”) Lake. The scenic area also has quite a rich assortment of entertainment facilities. You can get your fill of lake scenery floating on a bamboo raft along the lake. Thrill seekers can get personally acquainted with the rapids on kayaks. Alternatively, visitors can challenge themselves by taking a walk on the cable bridge that spans the two sides of the stream. You can see the mountain valley on either side from the top of the bridge and the constant chain of cruising boats beneath you, basically getting an eyeful of the scenery of the whole mountain valley.
192 Reviews
Originally known as "Pukou," Putian is also dubbed as "Lychee City," due to the abundance of lychee there. Putian enjoys a time-honored history with a soothing vista, and has a number of key cultural relics protection units and the well-known historical site of Southern Shaolin Temple. In addition, Putian has multiple islands, including Meizhou and Nanri and boasts ideal deep-water ports, such as Sanjiangkou, Fengting and other supporting ports. Sanqing Palace of the Xuanmiao Temple is one of the well-preserved architectural complexes in the Tang Dynasty. Shaolin Temple in Putian is a Zen temple with a long history, as well as one of the key cradles for Southern Fist in China. Southern Shaolin Temple in Jiulian Mountain, Putian, is one of the Shaolin Temples that has an enduring history and significant influence.
Guanghua Temple (Sakyamuni Pagoda)
100 Reviews
Guanghua Temple was first built in the second year of Chen Yongding of the Southern Dynasty (558 C.E.). It was first called "Jinxian Monastery" and was later expanded into a temple. The layout is magnificent with the outer screen wall, Emperor Hall, and the Great Buddha's Hall forming the central axis running north to south. Great Buddha Hall is a high beamed palace structure. In front of the Emperor Hall are two stone buildings from the second year of the Northern Song Dynasty and one is carved with the "Ushnisha Buddhist Incantations." It is an excellent place to experience Buddhist culture.
Yu Manor Hot Spring Resort
175 Reviews
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Part of Putian's deep tourism culture, the Yu Manor Hot Spring Resort offers a number of special open-air hot spring pools. The hot spring pools vary in size and each pool has its own unique characteristics. Yu Manor is also equipped with large-scale entertainment and leisure attractions, such as a children's water park, a hot spring wave pool and a standard open-air swimming pool. Adults and children alike can have a fun and enjoyable time.

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