Top 10 temples for Spring Festival prayers
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Spring Festival is almost here! According to tradition, burning incense and offering prayers in a temple at this time of year will bring you good luck for the whole year. So, whether you believe this or not, why not take a culturally exhilarating temple tour with your family over the holidays? Who knows, it may just make your Year of the Dragon roar! So, come with us as we guide you around China's top 10 temples.

NO.10 South Putuo Temple, Fujian (厦门南普陀寺)

South Putuo Temple in Zhejiang

  South Putuo Temple is adjacent to Xiamen University in the southeast of the city. Originally built in the Tang Dynasty (618-907), the temple was destroyed many times over the course of following dynasties. In the 23rd year of the Kangxi reign of the Qing Dynasty (1616-1912), it was once again rebuilt and given its present name. A statue of the Bodhisattva Guanyin, or Avalokitesvara, is enshrined in the temple, which receives an endless stream of worshippers and pilgrims throughout the year.

  Travel Tips:

  Admission: free

  Opening hours: 8:00 --20:00

  Getting there: Take bus No.1, 17, 18, 21, 29, 45, 47, 87 or 96.

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Editor: Miranda
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