In the Chinese city of Xiamen, the holy hush of reverence is felt in the calming presence of the South Putuo Temple. The temple which is also known as the Nanputuo temple has been founded during the Tang Dynasty.
The temple is called the South Putuo Temple owing to its location on the south of the Mount Putuo in Zhejiang Province, which is one of the holy sites of the Buddhists. Surrounded by the magnificent vista of the great blue sea while the mighty peaks of the Wulao Peaks form the perfect back drop, the South Putuo Temple is indeed a very picturesque location admired by many from across the globe. The view from the temple is just as beautiful and breathtaking as the panorama of Xiamen and the district of Haicang, Gulangyu and Zhangzhou city spread as far as the mortal eye can behold. Many deep caves and woods have done their share in beautifying the temple premises with their mystic charm and timeless grace.
During the Tang Dynasty the surrounding area was established as a sacred land of the Buddhists by the monks who resided there, and in the year 1622 the General Shi Liang ensured that funds were provided to rebuild the South Putuo Temple. It was he that gave the temple its name as well. The year 1924 saw the appointment of the first abbot of the temple, Hui Quan while Masters in the likes of Hong Yi and Yin Shun have also had their share in sculpting the religious and cultural significance of this wonderful temple.
If you are planning to visit Xiamen, hotel accommodation can be found in close proximity to the South Putuo Temple, facilitating easier and hassle free access to one of the city’s most prominent destinations. Out of these, the Millennium Harbourview Hotel Xiamen is a leading hotel in Xiamen, providing luxury accommodation and star class service facilities to ensure that your holiday spent there is truly unforgettable. Memories will indeed be yours to cherish for a life time to come, here in this land of mystic charm and grace where you will find the ancient glory of culture and religion still shining bright.
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