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Nanputuo Temple

nanputuo templeOn the Southern outskirts of Xiamen Town, is the Buddhist Temple called Puzhao Temple (Universal Grace Temple), it was first built during the Tang Dynasty. Later it was destroyed during warfare in the Ming and during the reign of Qing Emperor Kangxi, a naval general ordered it to be rebuilt into a Buddhist Temple and named it Nanputuo Temple.

The temple covers 30,000 square meters with four main buildings on north-south axis. They are Devajara Hall, Mahavira Hall, Dabei Hall (Great Compassion Hall) and a Pavilion built in 1936, which stores Buddhist scriptures, Buddha images from Burma, ivory sculptures and other works of art. Many rooms flanking the main buildings are dormitories, libraries and study rooms for monks.

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