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South Putuo Temple is an ancient temple with great fame in Xiamen. It has the name of Southern Putuo for the reason of its main conformity to Guanyin and Bodhisattva as well as its location to the south of Putuo Mountain, one of the four great Buddhist fields in Zhoushan of Zhejiang province.

Southern Putuo temple has a grand scale with a total area of 25.8 hectares and a building area of 21270 square meters. Sitting on the principal axis from the south to the north are the Hall of Heavenly Kings, the Precious Hall of Great Hero, the Hall of Great Mercy and the Buddhist Scripture Garret. There are annexes on both sides of the axis, such as corridors, Bell and Drum Towers, Haihui Hall, Puzhao Hall, Taixu library, classrooms of the Buddhist Institute, and so on. All these buildings are spread over a mountain slop of complicated topography with a generally solemn and magnificent atmosphere.
Over the recent years, to the south of the Hall of Heavenly Kings lie the Free Life Pond, two newly built Longevity Towers, two pavilions and a lotus pond, etc. Between the two ponds is the Seven Buddha Tower, which is composed of seven statues of Buddha, such as Sakyamuni and Kasyapa. The Longevity Towers have 11 layers in the style of Buddhist buildings of South Asia, enriching the scenery of South Putuo Temple.

There is the Buddhist Institute of South Fujian in the temple, the earliest Buddhist institute in our country, which is established in 1925. The Buddhist institute ran the school again in 1985, establishing the Yangzheng College, the preparatory class, the formal class of two-year system. It also set additional a two-year research class, exerting an extensive influence at home and Southeast Asia.

get there by Route1,Route21,Route45 and Route15 buses

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2011-05-23
Ticket 20 yuan Traffic The No. of public transit 1, 21, 15, 18, 29, 47, 45, 71 can arrive. Introduce Five olds peak hilltop is lofty and steep and high up in the air, white cloud curls up, look far into the distance, it seems that it is a all white old man of ...Read More
2011-05-23
Open hour 8:00- 20:00 Ticket The ticket costs 3 yuan. Note: Entered and charges 3 yuan by the south main entrance of Putuo temple, but if come down from five olds peak (need advanced person to enter Xiamen garden Botanical Garden, go out of the garden from ...Read More
2011-05-23
Yes it is stopped that ancient in millennium Claim,lie five olds peak mountain under,for the south of Fujian Province for and even China well-known temple, neighbour on Xiamen University. The temple relies mainly on offering sacrifice to Goddess of Mercy, on ...Read More

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by Priscilla 2011-05-23
South Putuo Temple Situated at the foot of Wulao Peak on the southern end of Xiamen is South Putuo Temple, first built during the Tang Dynasty (618-907). Later rebuilt during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), it is now an imposing multi-layered trapezoidal structure that overlooks the sea. The Shrine of Buddhist Scriptures houses a huge collection of Buddhist ...
by Adonis 2011-05-23
Situated at the foot of Wulao Peak on the southern end of Xiamen is South Putuo Temple. First built (618-907) and later rebuilt during the Qing dynasty (1644-1911), it is now an imposing multi-layered trapezoidal structure that overlooks the sea. The Shrine of Buddhist Scriptures houses a large collection of Buddhist cultural relics, including a Burmese jade ...
by Cristine 2011-05-23
The Nanputuo Temple, also called the South Putuo Temple, is located at the southeast of Xiamen Island. The temple stands at the foot of the Five-Old-Man (Wulao) Peaks near sea. The Wulao peaks is a small mountain range that rises on the island, where offers a picturesque overlook of Xiamen city, sea view of Gulangyu Island and more. The general thought it ...