Situated at the foot of Wulaofeng (Mountain of Five Old Men) in Downtown Xiamen, South Putuo Temple is famous in South Fujian or even throughout the country. It occupies a total area of 258 square kilometers and a construction area of 21,270 square meters.
In the central axial line from south to north lie the Heavenly King’s Palace, the Mahavira Palace, the Great-Mercy Palace and the Buddhist Scriptures House. Two sides along the central axial line are the corridors, bell and drum towers, Merits & Virtues Building, Haihui Building, Puzhao Building, Taixu Library, lecture rooms of Buddhist Academy and Buddhist Recuperation House, etc. To the south of the Heavenly King's Palace, there is a Free-aquatic-animal Pool, two Wanshou Pagodas, two pavilions and a lotus pond. And between the Free-aquatic-animal Pool and the lotus pond, there is a Seven-Buddha-Pagoda including the statues of Sakyamuni and Kasyapa. Wanshou Pagoda is eleven-storied typically in the style of South Asian Buddhist architecture.
As Nanputuo Temple neighbor Xiamen University, you can take No.1, No.15, No.21, No.45, No.841 and No.959 to get Xiada (Xiamen University) Stop and walk to Nanputuo Temple.