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Address: Jiulianshanlin Village, Xitianwei Town, Licheng District, Putian 351133, China
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The temple is fairly big and very well maintained. Maybe too well maintained, to the point that it doesn't even seem to be an ancient temple. The photos displayed about the life... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2016
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Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

The temple is fairly big and very well maintained. Maybe too well maintained, to the point that it doesn't even seem to be an ancient temple. The photos displayed about the life in the monastery are very interesting though and also the road to get to the monastery is very beautiful to follow. I can't wait to get there with... More 

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Richmond, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We were taken to visit the temple while on a business trip. The drive up is beautiful, through the wooded mountain side. There are some amazing, large statues in the temple and some excellent pictures of the monks, learning martial arts etc. Some English translations would have been helpful. Peaceful location and sense that it is still a living temple.... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

We got a taxi for 120 RMB from our hotel and they waited for us up there as taxi's are not readily available on the way home. Taxi Driver also assisted us from the gathering of people trying to sell us things on entry. Loved the temple, well worth the trip. There is a lovely souvineer shop in the temple... More 

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Thank ahay94
Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 11 March 2016

As many Asian temples, this place is peaceful. While you visit, it's easy to see the monks practicing martial arts, praying or meditating. I was amazed (in a good and honest way) of the kids -monks actually- that are being trained as little warriors. They can easily kill you five times before you touch the floor. Indeed is quite far,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 17 November 2015

Our wing chun group of 8 students stayed in Fuzhou, so the drive to Putian was about 2 hours. Half way through Putian there is a traditional gateway at the start of a road called Shaolin Road. From there it is about a 30 minute drive up the Mountain to the Temple. We were very lucky as the Monks were... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 16 July 2015

The restored South Shaolin temple gives one an idea of how the martial arts exponents live their lives ... secluded from the madding crowd, close to nature, free from hustle and bustle city life. The view from the mountain top is amazing and the drive up was very scenic and refreshing.

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Thank PeterTung
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 7 September 2013

Spent only 15 mins max in the temple and took almost 1.5 hrs to be there from my place. There are minibuses, motorbike and mini van at Xi Tian Wei (located at the foothill). Motorbike will charge from RMB20-30 per trip. Minibuses and Minivan is cheaper at RMB5. Take those minibus or minivan. You have take those transport to South... More 

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