Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Nan Pu Tuo Temple, Xiamen


Just some distant away from my hostel is the Nam Pu Tuo temple. Next to it is the Xiamen University. In fact I can walk there almost everyday if I like to, because there is also a bus stop to many places around Xiamen from there. There is a big pond in front of the temple with beautiful landscaping. I took the most photos there as they have a huge variety of water lilies large and small with many different colours. Nam Pu Tuo temple is one of the famous tourist destination in Xiamen. Many tourist come from near and far. In fact, I visited this place twice, my first day and fourth day. Morning is the best time to visit this place, if you are taking photos of the lilies. However, during summer it's also best to come during morning as you won't feel so hot walking up the stairs. The temple has many levels and buildings up the hills.
There is no charges to go into the park outside the temple. However, you may have to pay some minimal charges to go inside the temple as maintenance charges, around RMB10.00 per person. And of course the park, the lilies and the birds are outside the temple compound.

11 comments:

Sunny said...

Beautiful photos. So enjoyable to travel via the internet.
Sunny :)

Roger Owen Green said...

loving these photos

mrsnesbitt said...

Worlds away from my area! So educational!

photowannabe said...

Beautiful traveloge of a very exotic place. Great choice for the letter F.

Rinkly Rimes said...

The water-reflection shot is a work of art in itself!

kikamz said...

thanks for the tour! it was FUN and very informative.

Grace and Bradley said...

Fujian is just a cross the Taiwan Straight from Taiwan. They share the same dialect. I think we can fly to Kinmen, which is still in Taiwan control and take a ferry to Xiamen. But we have not taken this trip yet. Thanks for sharing the tour of this interesting city.

jay said...

Such wonderfully ornate buildings! So very different from our own!

Rose said...

What a beautiful place to visit! Thanks for taking us along on the tour.

Q said...

Very lovely. One of the many joys of ABC Wednesday is traveling to far away lands...
Thank you,
Sherry

Gypsy Lala said...

You never took the photos of the lotus flowers in front of the temple. I remember they are always so pretty. :)