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South Putuo Temple
Top 13 in Can't Miss Attractions

4,952 Reviews
Liked by 34
Closed Open from 8:00am-5:00pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 2-3 hours
Address: No. 515, Siming South Road, Siming District, Xiamen
Official website:
Phone: 0592-2086586 0592-2087282

What people are saying:

The South Putuo Temple was a well maintained cutural site. It had a big beautiful garden with a lake. The lake had many turtles and fish swimming about in it. The idols were large and crafted with care. My favorite aspect was the purity fountains. These little holy water stands allowed you to cleanse your soul with the simple ease of cup of water. There were plenty of volunteers that were able to guide you in the right direction.

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  • 843KarinH843

    Nice and big temple

    Unfortunately when we visited there, it was partially under renovation, so some house have been closed for visitors. Also the access to the botanical garden was closed I’m not sure if this is because ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1600365002000+0800)/
  • ROCruiser


    We were taken here by our private tour guide on our first day of the tour. I found this surprisingly pretty as a Buddhist temple without the mess and crowds. The lotus pond right in front just made th...

    Reviewed on /Date(1589035020000+0800)/
  • Fred T
    Fred T

    Relaxing place spread over hillside

    There was no fee to enter. There are several Buddhist buildings at the lower level of the complex. Once past those, one can start climbing steps to go up the hillside. There are some viewpoints al...

    Reviewed on /Date(1578331459000+0800)/
  • YKPng

    A tourist's place

    A tourist's place for anyone going to xiamen. 1 to 2 hours would be enough. No entrance fee. Near to Zhongshan Road.

    Reviewed on /Date(1577822881000+0800)/
  • 620lynnk

    Nice temple

    A nice temple to visit. But crowded w local visitors. There are people selling fish food to feed the tortoises and fishes in the pond.

    Reviewed on /Date(1574638777000+0800)/

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Additional Information


South Putuo Temple is located adjacent to Xiamen University, so you can enjoy both sites in the same day. The temple originated was built during the Tang Dynasty and was rebuilt by the Qing Emperor Kangxi. Because like Puji Temple on Putuo Mountain it was also dedicated to Guanyin, it was given the name South Putuo Temple. It is a Buddhist temple famous in southern Fujian and even across the whole country. This place is a must visit if you wish to pray. Behind the temple, you can find Wulao Mountain, one of the “Eight Major Landscapes” of Xiamen. Visitors are able to climb the mountain
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