Nanshan Temple
Nanshan Temple
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina70,534 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Awe-inspiring, beautiful Guan Yin Goddess of Nanshan statue. Large park area, lends itself to nice walks while you reflect on (your) life and the energy of this Buddhist haven for sightseers.
Written 18 March 2024
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TJ O
Australian Capital Territory, Australia22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Solo
This was an inspiring and reflective place. The statue itself is magnificent and it was moving to get up close and touch it. Be careful to be aware it is not appropriate to wear a hat in the temples or when you are walking around the base of the Buddha's feet. There are some very commercial parts of the site but they are not forceful. Take the train as the walk to the statue is quite a way.
Written 21 August 2022
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ThePr0fe550r
Shanghai, China87 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
Frankly, there is nothing much there besides the statue. We contemplated on going by land, but as we chartered a boat the next day we decided to just see it from the water. I am glad we did because there is really not much there, and certainly don't need more than 1 hour there. It is an impressive statue, but everything else around it is very touristy and frankly not worth the drive from Sanya, cost and dealing with the crowds.
Written 27 October 2021
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Dd0402
Shenzhen, China57 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Friends
Very beautiful scene, a bit far from downtown but it's worth it. The entrance fee was around 108 (158 winter time ) Prepare some water ; )
Written 15 August 2021
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Matt T
Beijing, China11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
A wide variety of Buddhist disciplines represented with individual temples and gardens for particular types of meditation. Welcoming and comfortable location for anyone to visit.
Written 25 April 2021
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Jane
Cali, Colombia18 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Couples
I really liked to see this place, not for religion reasons but because it looks incredible. A lot of people there, but that’s normal everywhere in China. It’s nice to walk all the way from the entrance of the park. It’s not that far as other people say. They offer a bus service, but I think it’s not worth it.
Written 13 October 2020
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robertgatti
Shanghai, China60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
This is one epic temple! Complete with a LCD screen ceiling above the Buddha. I’ve never seen such a place before. Then there are like endless amounts of other temples to see. I was so tired of praying and lighting incense, so many gods must be happy for me today!
Written 1 October 2020
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Germainehenggg
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Couples
First and foremost, definitely come here during off peak period.

Rented a car and drove an hour from the Yalong Bay Hilton hotel to Nanshan area. You have to park at the designated carpark outside from the main spot and you can either choose to walk inside or purchase a bus ticket for 30 RMB each person.

First stop, alights you off at the Guanying statue. From far, my first impressions were that it is just a bigger looking statue, no biggie. But as you start to walk across the bridge and enter the temple underneath the statue, I was dumbfounded. A gold statue was standing in the middle and surrounding her were different open rooms with the other goddess’ statues. Of which were all further surrounded with about 30 cm tall gold looking goddess statue on the cases mounted on the wall. Some had names on it, probably for those who made huge donations to this place.

After walking in the clockwise direction (no hard and fast rule on this but that’s just how I’ve been told), and walking past all the smaller goddess statue, there was a sign saying something like FOOT OF GODDESS. Definitely the word FOOT was inside. Walked several flights of stairs and as you reach the top, oh my gosh, it was breathtaking! Just standing right underneath her and wondering how did they build her! Saw many people touching her toe nails and I did just that. I believe it must be for blessings. She has 3 sides so don’t forget to touch all 30 of them..

The view from there was really amazing too! Deffo great for photo taking!!

After one round around her, walked down the stairs and was led to the second floor of the temple below which was showcasing similar to the smaller statues below but different names. Something more different was a dark and dimly lifted open room with about over 20 goddess statues. I believe they are made of jade. Was absolutely intrigued at the detailing on them.

All in all, the workmanship of the statues, interiors and decorations were what made the entire trip worth it! Just the thought of how they were made was enough to get you to appreciate them.

The vegetarian restaurant before the bridge to the Guanying goddess was really delicious! Plus if you sit near the glass panels, you would have a great view of her and the vast sea behind.

Tips:
• Do make tickets purchases beforehand on WeChat but if you’re a foreigner, you most probably have to purchase it via the counter with your passport. Same goes for the bus ride.
• Fresh coconut costs 20 RMB there. Hmmm, I’ve gotten them for 10 RMB each from the non-tourist areas. But hey, if you’re thirsty, why not get one to enjoy while sitting near the sea and having the breezy winds blowing right at you.

P.S. You can take the bus ride at a designated spot to the next few temples. The bus guide will ask who wants to alight and they’ll stop at each. But I didn’t do that, so I just sat through it and went back to the main entrance. So if you’re only going to one, you don’t really have to get the bus ticket, it’s only a short walk from the entrance to the goddess statue.
Written 29 September 2020
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Saysimba
Taizhou, China198 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Solo
This is a must see while visiting Sanya on Hainan island, China. It is one of the tallest statues in the world, surrounded by beautiful gardens by the sea. Perfect Instagram opportunities.
Written 21 September 2020
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Deanosaur89
Edmonton, Canada7,320 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Friends
The giant Buddha area gets very busy but the rest is nice to see as well. This is quite far from Sanya and takes about 50 minutes to get to from the city center. The entrance for low season is 108 and there is a weird bus system that can take you around the park for 30. We would recommend skipping the bus as the area is quite walkable but bring very good shoes. You will need plenty of water if you go mid day and there are many drinks and snacks sold in the area. If you are a foreigner make sure you go to the team ticket buying counter and keep to the far right line to get in.
Written 8 August 2020
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