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Kaiyuan Monastery

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27 Xi Jie, Quanzhou, China
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 7 November 2013

Ah, Quanzhou! You legendary city, historical endpoint of the Silk Road, populous metropolis that I know and love so well! I recall with such fondness my year spent within your winding, narrow alleys... But I digress. Are you in Quanzhou for some reason? Would you...More

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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Kaiyuan Temple in Quanzhou , Fujian Province China is rated as China National 4A scenic area. According to the keeper, it has a history tracing back to 1300 years ago. This temple is huge with ancient architecture and located in a big compound lined with...More

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Reviewed 6 October 2018

This would be a great first stop for those visiting Quanzhou. Visit as early as possible to avoid the crowd and spend about an hour or two here. It is somewhat very peaceful here.

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Reviewed 19 September 2018

Said to be the largest Buddhist temple in the Fujian province. The grounds were beautifully laid out and very well kept. Many building in the grounds and I am sure one was for the Monks to live in - but that is not what you...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Steeped in history , a lovely building with nice peaceful grounds which house the twin pagodas. It is still in use as a place of worship by the locals. Shoulders and legs must be covered in this temple, but cheap cover ups are on sale...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2018

It's an interesting place to visit if you interested in the history. You need a tour guide to walk you through to explain things from the moment you step in the door starting from the wooden panels. Interesting ivory carvings and more.

Thank PaulinGuangzho
Reviewed 14 May 2018

The oldest standing structure from ancient Quanzhou and the tallest ancient pagoda. Nice place to explore the rich history of maritime silk road. Locals do come here to worship and relax.

Thank atiu88
Reviewed 4 May 2018

i was wondering how our ancestors were able to built such a beautiful temple, their skills were unbelievable. it amazing. the place was well preserved.

Thank ybo7000
Reviewed 28 March 2018

This is quite a large Buddhist Temple in central Quanzhou, with many buildings of interest. The 2 stone pagodas are very impressive. There are several halls and big grounds, so quite a bit of walking is required to cover this. There are also some museums...More

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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!

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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

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