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.