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Quanzhou Kaiyuan Temple

Quanzhou Kaiyuan Temple Travel Guide

Quanzhou Kaiyuan Temple is located in West Street, Licheng District, Quanzhou City.It was first built in Tang Dynasty 686 AD and with more than 1300 years history till now. Kaiyuan Temple is a important monument in China southeast coast and the largest Buddihist temple in Fujian Province.

Kaiyuan Temple from north to south is 260 meters, from east to west is 300 meters; it covers an area of 78000 square meters, now existing construction is only one or two tenth of the original. The heyday was Song and Ming Dynasty, at that period, there were 120 constructions and more than 1000 monks in the temple.

Now, the main construction in Kaiyuan Temple include: Tianwang Hall, Bai Pavilion, Daxiongbaodian Hall (main hall), Ziyun Towers (East and West Towers), Sangpeng Monument, Ganlu Altar and Depositarry of Buddhist Texts, etc.

Traffic:

take No. 2, 6, 24, 26 and Tourist Bus No. 601.

DCT Tips:

There is a Quanzhou Buddhist Museum in the Temple, you could discover Buddhist development further here.

East and West Tower in Kaiyuan Temple were rebuilt in recnet years.
East and West Tower in Kaiyuan Temple were rebuilt in recnet years.

East and West Tower in Kaiyuan Temple were rebuilt in recnet years.

East and West Tower in Kaiyuan Temple were rebuilt in recnet years.

Inside Main Hall of Kaiyuan Temple. We call main hall in Buddhist temple Daxiongbaodian in Chinese.

Inside Main Hall of Kaiyuan Temple. We call main hall in Buddhist temple Daxiongbaodian in Chinese.

Here is the picture outside of the main hall or be called Daxiongbaodian in Quanzhou Kaiyuan Temple.

Here is the picture outside of the main hall or be called Daxiongbaodian in Quanzhou Kaiyuan Temple.

Quanzhou Kaiyuan Temple is an old temple, it has lots of old three there.

Quanzhou Kaiyuan Temple is an old temple, it has lots of old three there.

Stele which letter Quanzhou Kaiyuan Temple in Chinese is in front of the temple.

Stele which letter Quanzhou Kaiyuan Temple in Chinese is in front of the temple.

two stone lions in Quanzhou Kaiyuan Temple.

two stone lions in Quanzhou Kaiyuan Temple.

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