Located on the southern coast of China’s Hainan Island is the popular city of Sanya. Known for being a tropical tourist destination, Sanya is a beautiful city which is blessed with many stunning beaches and scenic areas. The city is also known for its many cultural landmarks and recreational attractions. For a comfortable and memorable stay in a luxury hotel Sanya, make a reservation at the Anantara Vacation Club Sanya. For more information, check out the Anantara Vacation Club Sanya reviews.
Among the many cultural landmarks of Sanya, one which is of great religious importance is the Nanshan Temple. Located at the Nanshan Buddhis Cultural Park, the Nanshan Temple was built in order to commemorate the existence of Buddhism in China for two-thousand years. Consisting of many architecturally spectacular religious buildings and halls, this temple is a great place to visit for any person who is interested in gaining some insights on the culture and spirituality of the people of Sanya.
Built in April 1988, and located just 40km away from the Sanya town, the Nanshan Temple is known for harmonizing architectural beauty with spirituality and tranquility. The temple is very popular amongst the locals of Sanya, and any visitor of the temple will be able to experience of the many rituals practiced and beliefs of the people of Sanya. One of the many attractions of the Nanshan Temple is the towering 108m tall Guan Yin of the South Sea of Sanya statute, which represents Avalokitesvara (a bodhisattva who embodies compassion). Other highlights of the temple include the Hall of Renwang, the Bell & Drum Towers, the Hall of the Rotatable Sutra Shelf, the Dhamma Hall, and the smaller Guan Yin Temple. An interesting practice of the Nanshan Temple is the serving of various vegetable meals to hungry and tired visitors of the temple.
The Nanshan Temple is one of the best representations of the culture and spirituality of Sanya, and is thus worth paying homage to.
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