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Kaiyuan Monastery

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Address: 27 Xi Jie, Quanzhou, China
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Phone Number: +86 595 2238 3285
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Kaiyuan Temple

Kaiyuan Temple is located on west Street in Quanzhou City, Fujian Province. It built in 686 (during the reign of Empress Wu Zetian). As the largest Buddhist temple in Fujian... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kaiyuan Temple is located on west Street in Quanzhou City, Fujian Province. It built in 686 (during the reign of Empress Wu Zetian). As the largest Buddhist temple in Fujian Province, Kaiyuan Temple has attracted many domestic and foreign travelers who are interested in Buddhist culture. When I as a devout Buddhist, this is naturally I have to go to... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Arrived in China today and this was my first stop. Was very excited, but it is the people you meet who make a place or otherwise. I met a fake monk who assulted me when i tried to take a photo from the outside looking insude the monastery. He rudely pushed ne away, and 3 other guys acting like gangsters... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

A typical Chinese temple that's the highlight of Quanzhou. Inside the compound is the Zhenguo Pagoda (镇国塔) and the west one Renshou Pagoda (仁寿塔), which are both symbols of the city.

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Tehran, Iran
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

I know english a little ,but they know nothing nothing ,you can't communicate with chinees people ,that was my most badly trip.

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Xiamen, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

This is a great place to visit if you like history! Some parts of the temple was rebuilt due to it collapsed caused by an earthquake in 19 century but the others were well kept. The two pagodas are closed to visitors as fear of extra weight from the visitors may cause stress to the foundations and cause further damage... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

First sight of the temple as we appraoched was the Renshou Tower or Pagoda one of 2 on site at over 40m. Apart from the Pagodas (no admittance) the Worshipping Courtyard gives a great perspective of the Daxiong Palace (Main Hall) and the (small) Tianwang Hall opposite which was probably the original entrance. Inside the Main Hall (no photography) apart... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

This is a great temple to visit if you are at Quanzhou. It is more than a thousand years old. The two pagodas are magnificent.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

The temple itself is a pleasant, rather sprawling affair, with mostly newish appearing buildings. The east and west stone pagodas (stone being an unusual building material for such features) were quite scenic and gave a needed older feel to the place. There are a few nice small museums tucked away that can be easy to miss. However, the highlight of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

When I was there, there were a few groups of kindergarten or young school kids touring around the monastery. So it's quite crowded. But it's amazing to see these stone towers at each side of the compound. It's very beautiful tower.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

At this old Chinese town I was stuck for couple of days and I visited this temple. Really really really really peaceful peaceful. I felt peace within.

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