Nanputuo or South Putuo is a famous 1,000-year-old Buddhist temple in Xiamen, a seaside city in East China’s Fujian Province. The temple is so named because it is south of the Buddhist holy site Mount Putuo in Zhejiang Province.
Nanputuo Temple is situated at the foot of Wulao Peaks, overlooking a graceful sea. The buildings of Nanputuo are spread over the mountainside of complicated topography, mostly on a central axis. Impressively, all the buildings are marked with multi-layered roofs decorated with yellow glazed tiles and carvings of animals. Thus, it creates a generally solemn and magnificent atmosphere.
Every day, monks do their morning and evening chanting to purify the minds. For visitors, they would burn incense and pray here. And, the vegetarian food, with a uniquely light and fresh taste, is also a big draw.