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29/09/2014

Pray Journey to South Putuo Temple

South Putuo Temple, which is located on Danan Road, Siming District, Xiamen China vacation deals , is an ancient temple with great fame in Xiamen. It had the name of South Putuo Temple for its location to the south of Putuo Mountain, one of the four great Buddhist fields in Zhoushan of Zhejiang province.

With a total area of 25.8 hectares and a building area of 21270 square meters, South Putuo Temple complex has a magnificent view. The main halls, such as the Hall of Heavenly Kings, the Precious Hall of Great Hero, the Hall of Great Mercy and the Buddhist Scripture Garret, are sitting on the principal axis from the south to the north. While on the two sides sit corridors China travel service, Bell and Drum towers, Haihui Hall, Puzhao Hall, Taixu Library, Classrooms of the Buddhist Institute, etc.

Recently, some other structures are added, such as the the Free Life Pond, two Longevity Towers, two pavilions and a lotus pond, which are located to the south of the Hall of Heavenly Kings. Besides, b etween the two ponds is the Seven Buddha Tower, which is composed of seven statues of Buddha, such as Sakyamuni and Kasyapa. The 11-layer Longevity Towers are built in the style of Buddhist buildings of South Asia, enriching the scenery of South Putuo Temple.

In the temple, there is the earlier Buddhist Institute of South Fujian, which is established in 1925. In 1985, the Buddhist institute established the Yangtze River tour Yangzheng College, the preparatory class, the formal class of two-year system.

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