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About Quanzhou

Quanzhou is located to the northeast of Xiamen, across the sea from Taiwan. It is one of of the three great cities of Fujian and is known as “the coast of Lu and Zou.” Quanzhou is a city famous for its history and culture. The accumulated history and culture have a rich legacy, and its famous historical sites and ruins are broadly scattered hither and thither throughout the city. Its treasures of history receive worldwide attention, and here one can rapidly understand the meaning of the saying “look down to see Xi’an and up to see Quanzhou.” Quanzhou was also the starting point of the Maritime Silk Road. Since ancient times, a multitude of religions have coexisted here, and Eastern and Western cultures have converged and flourished. The many religious antiquities form the unique cultural landscape with great historical and artistic value.

Popular Attractions in Quanzhou

Dakaiyuan Temple
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Dakaiyuan Temple is located on West Street, Licheng District, Quanzhou City. It has a history of more than 1,300 years. It is an important cultural relic of the southeast coast of China and one of the larger Buddhist temples in Fujian Province. The attractions of Dakaiyuan Temple along the central axis include Tianwang Hall, Baiting Pavilion, Baiting, Daxiong Treasure Hall, Sangpeng Historic Site, Ganlu Jietan, and Tibetan Classical Pavilion. In the Depository of Buddhist Texts are preserved historical relics from the Tang Dynasty to the Warlord Era. In addition, there are stone towers to the east and west and galleries to the east and west.
Qingyuan Mountain
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Qingyuan Mountain is the only 5A scenic spot in Quanzhou, which is a local landmark. The mountain is only 500 meters above sea level and is a perfect spot for a casual hike. With thousands of years of history, a major highlight is Laojun Rock. Located at the foothill, it is a detailed carved sculpture of Laozi. Literally taste the culture of Southern Fujian by stopping and taking tea breaks during your hike. Brewing tea on the mountain while observing the view is highly recommended.
West Street
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West Street is the street and area of Quanzhou. As early as the Song Dynasty, it has already symbolized the prosperity of Quanzhou. It is also a well-kept ancient block in Quanzhou, keeping a large number of historical buildings. For more than a thousand years, this ancient street area is like a marvelous chain of pearls. It has been filled with many colorful cultural relics and old houses in the ancient city since the Tang and Song Dynasties, as well as the popular sages and folklore tied to it.
Qingjing Temple
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The Qingjing Temple is modeled after the Islamic Chapel in Damascus, Syria. The existing main buildings are the Gate House, the Temple of Heaven and the Mingshan Hall. The appearance of the existing very old Islamic temple gates created by Arab Muslims in China has the traditional Arabic Islamic Teaching architectural forms. The "Tiantan Temple" is a place of Muslim worship. There are only four stone walls. The roof of the altar collapsed during the Ming Dynasty, and the remains of granite remained in the open space around the temple.

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Formerly known as "Baiyuanyu", the bronze Buddha Temple was formerly the abbot of Chen Miaolian.
The building is typical of the Minnan style, with strong colors and beautiful aesthetics.
There are many precious cultural relics in existence. Among them, there are fifteen bronze Buddha statues, which were cast during the 12th to 16th year of Qing Shunzhi, and the statues of Da Zhuang Yan are smooth and vivid. A generation of masters, Master Hongyi, came to the temple in the 1920s and 1940s.
Chengtian Temple is located on the east side of Nanjun Lane opposite Chengtian Alley in the center of Quanzhou City, Fujian Province. It is also known as Yuetai Temple. It was built in the late Tang Dynasty to the early years of Zhongxing (957-958 AD). Rebuilt, and Kaiyuan Temple, Chongfu Temple and called the three jungles of Quanzhou, there are "unclean", "Mei Shi Shengxiang" and other wonders. Chengtian Temple was originally built in the South Garden of the Five Dynasties, and the temple was built in the late Tang Dynasty to the early years of Zhongxing (957-958). It was originally named "Nanchan Temple". The Northern Song Dynasty Jingde four years (1007) gave the name Chengtian Temple, its size is second only to Kaiyuan Temple, and it is one of the three jungles in southern Anhui.
The walkway enters, there is a small courtyard, named the platform of the moon, which was one of the residences of Hongyi who came to Quanzhou.
Fuwen Temple is located in Baiyuanchuan Pool, Licheng District, Quanzhou City, Fujian Province. It is also known as Fuxue School and is a national key cultural relics protection unit. It was built at the end of the Tang Kaiyuan and moved to the site of the Northern Song Dynasty Taiping Xingguo (AD 976-981). It has a long history, a grand scale and a magnificent temple. It is a Confucius Temple complex with architectural forms of the Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties. It is the largest group of Confucian temples in the Southeast, and its architectural style is rare in the existing Confucius Temples nationwide.
Posted: Dec 20, 2018

Frequently Asked Questions

I recommended Xisha Bay, Xiangong Mountain, Daixian Waterfall, Gold Coast Resort, Beixiwenyuan Scenic Area.
Here are the best places to visit in Quanzhou, including: Stone Dragon Valley Forest Amusement Park, Shishi Shimao Max Wonder Park, Jiuxian Mountain Scenic Area, Anping Bridge, West Street.
There are buses in Quanzhou that can go directly to the Guangzhou Railway Station bus station, then you can go to Baiyun Mountain by bus, or you can choose the railway by train. When you come to Guangzhou, you have to transfer to Baiyun Mountain, there is no direct trip to Baiyun Mountain.