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Top 15 temples for Spring Festival prayers in Xiamen

Spring Festival is almost here! Chinese New Year, or Chinese Spring Festival, holds the most significant position of all Chinese festivals and holidays. The Chinese New Year is accompanied by a hope for good fortune, so celebrators often head to temples to pray for good luck during the New Year celebration. 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? Perhaps it will make

Xiamen Hongshan Temple to reopen to public after renovation

The main entrance of the temple was moved to the north of Hongshan Park Square after the renovation project     The renovation of the Xiamen Hongshan Temple was completed recently after a 5-year-long construction period and will open to the public on July 23. With the renovation, the main entrance of the temple was moved to the north of Hongshan Park Square, featuring ancient-style architecture with a modern-equipped interior. Hongshan Temple was built in the Ming Dynasty about 400 years ago, and was in very bad condition before renovation. Thanks to the

400-yr-old Xiamen Hongshan Temple reopens after renovation

The main entrance of the temple was moved to the north of Hongshan Park Square after the renovation project     The renovation of the Xiamen Hongshan Temple was completed recently after a 5-year-long construction period and will open to the public on July 23. With the renovation, the main entrance of the temple was moved to the north of Hongshan Park Square, featuring ancient-style architecture with a modern-equipped interior. Hongshan Temple was built in the Ming Dynasty about 400 years ago, and was in very bad condition before renovation. Thanks to the

Dougongyan Temple in Tong'an offers short-term monkhood program

Dougongyan Temple in Xiamen's Tong'an District     On July 12th, a grand topping out ceremony for the main hall of the Dougongyan Temple was held in Tong’an District, Xiamen. The temple plans to offer a short-term monkhood program after the completion of its dining room this year.    The temple is tucked away about 500 meters above sea level on Wen Mountain, which is located northwest of Baomei Village in Tingxi Town of Tong’an District. It was first built during the Northern Song Dynasty (1004 A.D.). Zhu Xi, a Song Dynasty Confucian scholar who

First Cross-Strait Zen Culture Festival opens in Xiamen

   The 1st Cross-Strait Zen Culture Festival, which was held to promote the Zen cultural exchange across the Taiwan Strait, was kicked off in Xiamen on June 21st, and the festival will last until June 29th. According to information released about the festival, Xiamen’s temples are expected to be able to introduce a “smart temple” system in the immediate future. The “smart temple” is a system designed principally the same as the “smart scenic spot” system that is being generalized in Xiamen. Visitors who use the

Minnan culture activities to mark Qingshui Ancestor's birthday in Xiang'an

  The Xiangshan Temple in Xiamen’s Xiang’an District is about to celebrate the birthday of the Qingshui Ancestor with a series of Minnan-style cultural activities, including dragon dances, drum dances, a Gaojia opera, puppet show and Nanyin music performance on 15th February. The annual Xiangshan Temple Fair was listed as an intangible cultural heritage of Xiamen in 2009. Located 3 kilometers southeast of Xindian Town in Xiang’an District, Xiangshan Temple was built during the Southern Song Dynasty, as a major ashram for Qingshui Ancestor

Xiangshan Temple Fair to be held in Xiang'an district on Feb 15

  The Xiangshan Temple in Xiamen’s Xiang’an District is about to celebrate the birthday of the Qingshui Ancestor with a series of Minnan-style cultural activities, including dragon dances, drum dances, a Gaojia opera, puppet show and Nanyin music performance on 15th February. The annual Xiangshan Temple Fair was listed as an intangible cultural heritage of Xiamen in 2009. Located 3 kilometers southeast of Xindian Town in Xiang’an District, Xiangshan Temple was built during the Southern Song Dynasty, as a major ashram for Qingshui Ancestor

2012 hot spring culture & tourism festival being held in Xiamen

An artistic view of the Meishan Park Buddhist culture square   The 2012 Cross-Straits Hot Spring Culture & Tourism Festival was kicked off in the Fantian Temple of Tong’an District in Xiamen on 18th November, and will close on 24th November. With the theme of “Warm cross-straits, bless China”, the week-long event was held alongside the Buddhist Culture & Tourism Festival this year, and aims to promote hot spring tourism and Buddhist culture between both sides of the Taiwan Strait. Meanwhile, the launch ceremony for the tourist bus
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