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Kaiyuan Monastery

27 Xi Jie, Quanzhou, China
+86 595 2238 3285
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Visit with my Father

My 77 year old Dad wanted to visit his hometown and this monastery. I'm glad we did and that he's... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2017
Viva D
via mobile
Super nice and well looked after sight seeing spot

Stunning insight into the earlier days of Quanzhou. Very well preserved and displayed so even... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2017
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27 Xi Jie, Quanzhou, China
+86 595 2238 3285
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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

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
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...More

1  Thank 文博 施
Reviewed 25 October 2016

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...More

Thank The-Happy-Traveller0
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.

Thank 3lgdz
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