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Private Day Tour to Visit Guanghua Temple and Meizhou Island from Xiamen

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Overview:

This tour will take you to Meizhou Island which is known for being the birthplace of the goddess Matsu. Mazu is a very important and historic figure in Putian’s people’s heart. In Fujian, people here usually worship Godness Matsu instead of other gods or goddesses. Immerse yourself in the nature and Buddhist Culture while exploring Guanghua Temple whose layout is magnificent with the outer screen wall, Emperor Hall, and the Great Buddha’s Hall forming the central axis running north to south.

Route

Xiamen- Putian- Xiamen

Tour Code

PT1D0N-GHM-892

Meals

Lunch

Attractions

Guanghua Temple; Meizhou Island

Highlights

  • Take you to Meizhou Island which is known for being the birthplace of the goddess Matsu
  • Immerse yourself in the nature and Buddhist Culture while exploring Guanghua Temple
  • Visit the Meizhou Ancestral Temple and Mazu Cultural Park
  • Wide ranges of vehicles from 5 seats to 19 seats available to cater different sizes of your group
Itinerary

Day 1Xiamen- Putian- Xiamen

Your guide and driver will pick you up in your hotel lobby at your chosen departure time and drive about 2.5 hours to Putian. You will visit Guanghua Temple first. It was built in the Southern Dynasties (420-589) and became well known in the Tang Dynasty (618-907). During the height of its glory in the Song Dynasty (960-1279), over one thousand monks and nuns practiced Buddhism at this temple. Guanghua Temple covers an area of 33 hectares. The buildings are arranged around a central axis, 421 yards long: among these are Screen Wall, Mountain Gate, “Freeing Captive Animal’s Pond”, “Heavenly King Hall’’, “Hall of Mahavira’’, Depositary of Buddhist Books, and Wofo (Sleeping Buddha) Hall. The Hall of Mahavira is grand and majestic, being regarded as the top one among famous Buddhist temples in Fujian. Then come to Wenjia Wharf and then take a ferry to board Meizhou Island. Upon your arrival, you will reach the Meizhou Ancestral Temple of Goddess Matsu first. Mazu temple is one of the places you have to go when you’re traveling in Fujian. Mazu is a very important and historic figure in Putian’s people’s heart. In Fujian, it usually worships Godness Matsu instead of other gods or goddesses. Meizhou Ancestral Temple of Goddess Matsu was originally built in 987 during the Northern Song Dynasty. There are many prayers coming and spending much of their time in prayer and supplication. Then head to Mazu Cultural Park is quite closed to the Ancestral Temple. On the top of the mountain in the park stands a huge stone statue in 14 meters high, as well as a stone carvings and temple building complex. If you take a boat and watch them from far away, these buildings and carvings kind of look like “the Potala Palace on the sea”, very magnificent. The Meizhou Ancestral Temple of Goddess Matsu and the Cultural Park are all sited in the northern part of the island, so you can visit them both together. The other major tourism items of the island include: The Tide Music of Meizhou Island, Erwei Holy Stone Park and Jiubaolan Golden Beach etc. If you have enough time, you can also visit some of them (own expense) . Then your private driver will drive you back to your hotel safely.

Price Includes

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Driver with private car
  • Private guide
  • Admission tickets
  • Local Style Lunch
  • Bottled water

Price Excludes

  • Tips for the driver and tour guide
  • Any services not mentioned
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