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Kaiyuan Temple
By admin on 2015-03-03

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Located in West Street of Quanzhou, it was constructed in the second year of the Chuigong reign of the Tang Dynasty, with a history of more than 1,300 years. It was originally named Lotus Temple, Xingjiao Temple or Longxing Temple, and the present name was adopted in the 26th year of the Kaiyuan Reign (738 AD) of the Tang Dynasty.

Kaiyuan Temple enjoys the equal reputation with Guangji Temple in BeijingLingyin Temple in Hangzhou andSouth Putuo Temple in Xiamen. Now Kaiyuan Temple is with an area of 50 MU and is the largest one among the temples of the same names.

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