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Kaiyuan Monastery

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Address: 27 Xi Jie, Quanzhou, China
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+86 595 2238 3285
08:00 - 17:30
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Some evidence of South Indian architectural influence

A very large compound. Generally beautiful. Unfortunately I visited when both pagodas were under repair.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A very large compound. Generally beautiful. Unfortunately I visited when both pagodas were under repair.

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Ko Samui, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

The two classic stone pagodas are under maintenance at the moment or I would have rated this excellent. The grounds are extensive with many beautiful temples and other buildings, some quite good gardens and excellent trees especially banyans and a 1,000 year old mulberry tree. This is a functioning complex for training, classes and devotion. It is well supported by... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Nice temple grounds and very extensive. Lots of cool buildings and a couple nice pagodas to check out. Statues all around as well make it a little more interesting. Probably one of the top sites in Quanzhou and worth a stop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Shenzhen, 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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