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Kaiyuan Monastery

27 Xi Jie, Quanzhou, China
+86 595 2238 3285
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History well-preserved

It's a huge monastery, we were impressed with how well-preserved this place. It's peaceful and... read more

Reviewed 20 December 2017
Hong Kong, China
Buddhist temple with 2 large pagodas

A nice Buddhist temple with an interesting history. Quanzhou was a large busy port where Marco... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2017
Kuala Lumpur
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27 Xi Jie, Quanzhou, China
+86 595 2238 3285
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Reviewed 20 December 2017

It's a huge monastery, we were impressed with how well-preserved this place. It's peaceful and tranquil inside. It's a "must see" at Quanzhou -- even if you only have half a day!

Thank moumou199
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

A nice Buddhist temple with an interesting history. Quanzhou was a large busy port where Marco Polo has visited. It’s size as a port was only second to Alexandria in Egypt during those days. This temple has nice Buddha statues inside and interesting beams with...More

1  Thank JoeCool_KL
Reviewed 4 August 2017

I visited on a Friday morning. The weather was hot in Quanzhou, but it was pleasant in the monastery due to the plants and shade. It was peaceful when I went, but many tour groups arrived at around lunchtime, so I recommend visiting in the...More

Thank Ruth C
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

My 77 year old Dad wanted to visit his hometown and this monastery. I'm glad we did and that he's like a kid whose on a field trip, seeing things as if for the first time. The last time he visited this temple was when...More

Thank Viva D
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Stunning insight into the earlier days of Quanzhou. Very well preserved and displayed so even westerners without chinese language abilities will understand. Betautiful old buildings with nice and clean gardens - absolutely worth visiting.

Thank AndreDienst
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

This is a historically important temple in Southeastern China. It is one of the largest and oldest in Fujian province. It is a Hindu- Buddhist temple built during the Tang Dynasty. Fascinating but is currently undergoing major restoration especially the iconic twin pagodas that mark...More

1  Thank Jefferson O
Reviewed 3 March 2017

A full range of Quanzhou's cultural, artistic and architectural heritage can be found on the extensive temple grounds. Outstanding stone, wood and brick carvings and other objects of art. Traces of an extremely diverse history everywhere (like the re-used hindu temple columns found on the...More

3  Thank Johan N
Reviewed 25 February 2017

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

Thank Visoot P
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....More

Thank Instantcalmer
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.

Thank Rick H
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