Top 10 attractions in Fuzhou, China

By Xu Lin
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 Xichan Temple(西禅寺)

Xichan Temple, one of the 'top 10 attractions in Fuzhou, China' by

Xichan Temple [File photo]

Xichan Temple is an ancient temple which can be traced back to the Tang Dynasty (618-907). It is located in the west of Fuzhou City, at the foot of the Yi Mountain. It is one of five Buddhist temples in the city.

There are 38 buildings in the temple, including halls, pavilions, houses, towers and a dagoba, as well as lakes, bridges and a garden, covering an area of 7.7 hectares. The temple contains Emperor Kangxi’s handwriting and Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) murals. The litchi trees planted in the Song Dynasty (960-1279) are another feature.

Admission: 20 yuan (US$3.26) / person

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