Kaiyuan Monastery
Kaiyuan Monastery
4.5
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8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Indiajudd
Shanghai, China52 contributions
Jan. 2022
i enjoyed my trip here - there is a lot of officiousness around the entrance, not so around the exit (hint) - its a series of courtyards and at least in covid times very peaceful. Some very old statues and the main hall is impressive. It just did not feel like a functioning temple. The "old town" outside is worth a wander for coffee-shops etc, old here being about 20y and every house now being / converted into a shop - but still nice to stroll. The refreshment areas in the temple were not so. I put 2-3hr including the stroll outside
Written January 22, 2022
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina64,689 contributions
Oct. 2020
Its roots go back to the Tang Dynasty, when it was first built in 686. Amazingly beautiful mulberry tree which is also believed to be 1,300 years old. This is a large temple complex with 120 buildings over a 89,000 square meter area. Lots of beautiful sculptures.
Written October 12, 2020
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Singapore-Auntie
Singapore66 contributions
Jan. 2020 • Couples
Quiet and peaceful place to spend for 2hrs. Other than the historical architectures and beautiful landscapping, the pleasant surprise was the maritime museum inside the compound that has part of a very old sunken ship on display. No admission fees required.
Written January 5, 2020
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70ava
1131314884 contributions
Dec. 2019
The amazing stone pagodas, the old banyan trees and the museum of the Sung dynasty ship - it is a great place to appreciate the might of the Chinese architecture and technology combines with the religion and tolerance.
Written December 10, 2019
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Kimagic
333 contributions
Sep. 2019
It is a nice and interesting place to spend 2-3 hours while in Quanzhou. Right at the entrance square you see large ancient 1000 year old Mulberry Trees.
Kaiyuan Monastery is the largest Buddhist Temple in Fujian province with an area of 78,000 square meters (840,000 square feet). Two Pagodas (West and East) situated at the East and West corners of the monastery have an architectural interest.
I also enjoyed a trip to 1916 park., where industrial complex is converted into design studios.
Written October 13, 2019
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Mike W
Ganzhou, China40 contributions
Jul. 2019 • Family
Peaceful and tranquil. First time I've seen a fish pond with no fish - only turtles. Very clean. Great history.
Written August 1, 2019
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ic chen
Hsinchu, Taiwan132 contributions
Jul. 2019 • Friends
This temple has a rich and long history, back to the Sung Dynasty ! The two pagodas are very beautifully built, and they withstood strong earthquakes over the centuries.The museum in the back kept some Buddha sculptures dated back for hundreds of years... worth visiting !
Written July 7, 2019
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HKLow8566
Johor, Malaysia26 contributions
Jun. 2019
Inside the temple of Kai Yuan Temple, two of this pillar carved with Indian Budha which can be proved that the old history Indian Buddhism have come to this city, the business man build up the pillar with Indian Budha carving, cultural exchange for both country.
Written June 7, 2019
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Austin Jun Fang
Shanghai, China724 contributions
Jul. 2018 • Solo
The temple is located in the city centre of Quanzhou.It has long history, more than thousand year.There is no entry fee at all, the main temple is accompanied by two fabulous towers with nice names.The towers are much more attractive at night due to the decorating lights.The end of the roof looks like the tail of swallow that means no matter where you go, you will be right back to your hometown.
Written May 22, 2019
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Ferdi
13 contributions
Apr. 2019 • Business
Very good place rich in history. I recommend it. This temple have more 1000 years. And some tries is very very old.
Written April 4, 2019
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