A Brief Introduction to the South Putuo Temple
The South Putuo Temple,
which lies in the southeast of the Xiamen Island,
is embraced by the graceful sea and the Wulao Peaks as its back.
The Wulao Peaks, rising upon another, enjoys a high reputation for its picturesue Views including deep scene caves and verdant woods.
The South Putuo Temple is adjacent to Xiamen Universque and Lujiang River University.
Since the last years of Tang Dynasty, there have been monks who inhabited this Place,
and changed it into a Buddhist sacred land.
It used to have different names.
In the first years of Qing Dynasty, the general Shi Liang provided funds to rebuild the temple,
where the Bodhisattva Guanyin was mainly Worshiped,
The general thought it was on the south Putuo President and other famous masters like Hong Yi and Yin Shun used to teach here.
The College, which has so far nurtured innumerable Buddhists,
has built a strong fame both home and overseas.
After renoviation and reconstruction in 1980s,
the temple has changed beyond recognition.
It has become a perfect example that embodies natural scenery and cultural heritage,
boasting many grotesque rock Fomations, old pine trees, pavillions, lotus pond, pagodas and halls,
so The South Putuo Temple has attracted many tourists from home and abroad with its splendid signts and Buddhists for pilgrimage.
Today, The South Putuo Temple incorporates education, charity and service together,
and put up some a thousand Buddhists, who live in harmony and practice Buddhism,
and who pray for Well-being and peace for the nation and its people.
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