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.