Nanshan Temple

A Kwan-yin statue in the temple
A Guanyin statue in the temple
Situated 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Sanya City, Hainan Province, the Nanshan Temple (South Mountain Temple) ranks as one of the attractions in the Nanshan Culture Tourism Zone. Occupying an area of 400 mu (66 acres), it is the biggest Buddhist preaching site established since the founding of the People's Republic of China.

Nestling at the foot of Nanshan Mountain, an auspicious region famous for Chinese Buddhist culture with emphasis on longevity-happiness, Nanshan Temple was completed on 12 April, 1998, the 2,000th anniversary year of Buddhism coming to China.

With its total floor space of 40,000 sq meters (10 acres), this temple boasts several replicas of Tang Dynasty (618-907) architecture. The Renwang Gate (Mountain Gate), the entrance to the temple, has two figures of Buddha standing there as guards. As well, seven Buddhist figures are enshrined in the Doushuai Adytum (or Hall). The Maitreya Buddha (Sanskrit, Mile in Chinese) is in the middle of the Hall with two Bodhisattvas on each side. Around these three Buddhist images stand the Four Heavenly Kings, who act as Buddhist guardians with duties to protect all living creatures and to bring favorable weather and ample harvest. From the Doushuai Adytum, a porch brings visitors to Jin Tang, also called in the time of the Tang Dynasty, Daxiongbaodian (Hall of Ceremony). Here are enshrined the three main Buddha images: the Sakyamuni, the Bhaisajyaguru (Chinese Yaoshiwang) and the Amitabha (Chinese Amituo). These two halls comprise the main parts of the Temple.

In addition, there are some other enchanting sights in Nanshan Temple.
 
Buer Famen Gate
Buer Famen Gate

The Golden Jade Guanyin Statue

This amazing national treasure is a 3.8-meter(13-feet) high Golden Jade Guanyin Statue. It is covered with 100 kg (221 pounds) of gold and silver, embedded with 120 carats of South African diamonds plus countless jewels, and containing two sacred Buddhist relics.
 

Sea Watch Terrace

Just in front of the tempel is a terrace directly facing the South China Sea, from which visitors can admire the vast seascape and meanwhile view the spectacular 108-meter (354-feet) high copper statue of the South China Sea Guanyin Bodhisattva.

Nanshan Temple is a comparatively new temple which combines Buddhist culture, garden architectures, and recreational facilities with the spirit of peace, tranquility, happiness and harmony. And it must be a wise choice for visitors who wish to pay their respects to Buddhist culture while traveling in Sanya.
 

Tips

The vegetarian food there is very famous, including many nutritious dishes made of wild fungus, konjak, and bean products.
 

How to get to Nanshan Temple

Take bus 25 to Nanshansi (Nanshan Temple) station; or bus 16, 55, or 57 to Nanshan station.

Entrance Fee
(covered by the ticket of the Nanshan Culture Tourism Zone)
October - April: CNY 129
May - September: CNY 108
Half price for children between 1.2 - 1.4m (3.9 - 4.6ft);
Free for children under 1.2m.
Opening Hours 08:00 - 17:30
Recommended Time for a Visit 1-2h
- Last modified on Nov. 06, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Nanshan Temple
Asked by Amr from ÖSTERREICH | Nov. 07, 2019 06:41Reply
I want to travel back from Sanya to Haikou Airport, is there a direct bus?
And how frequent busses from Sanya to Haikou and what time the first one, and the fare as I think they should be way cheaper than the bullet train, sorry many questions by it kinda not so clear online, thanks a lot
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Answered by Mona from AUSTRALIA | Nov. 10, 2019 18:38
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You can take bus from Sanya Coach station to Haikou East Railway station with CNY50. It departs from 6:10 to 18:00 with interval of 30-60 minutes.
Asked by Amr from ÖSTERREICH | Nov. 05, 2019 10:06Reply
How frequent the bus Sanya Bus 25 and what time it starts?
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Answered by Lily from USA | Nov. 06, 2019 19:51
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It operates from 6:00 to 17:30 with interval of 10 minutes.
Asked by Mala from CHINA | Oct. 30, 2019 01:27Reply
I will be staying in crowne plaza sanya bay
Hello, I will be staying in crowne plaza Santa bay and I would like to visit nanshan Buddhist cultural park and the.goddess statue, what is the best way to reach there? Public bus or how easy are taxis from hotel? Also are the nanshan temple and nanshan Buddhist cultural park the same. ? Thank you
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Answered by Luke from MALAYSIA | Oct. 31, 2019 20:10
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You can take bus No.25 from Caifu Haiwan station to Nanshan tempel station. It takes 1 hour with CNY6. The cab fare is around CNY80. Nanshan Buddhist cultural park covers a large area and it includes Nanshan temple.
Asked by victor from CHINA | Jun. 21, 2019 09:11Reply
What is the best way to go the temple from ramada by wyndham near the Sanya airport on Saturday?
Thank you
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Answered by Kimmy from USA | Jun. 24, 2019 00:32
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You can walk south of 600m to Blue Sea Silver Beach Hotel Station to take bus No. 57/25 and get off at Nanshan Temple Station. Then walk south of 3km to your destination. It takes around 1.5 hours on the way.
Asked by Shannenjeet from SINGAPORE | Jun. 09, 2019 19:42Reply
How do i get to Nanshan Temple by public transport or taxi?
what is the price est for both?
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Answered by Nancy from NEW ZEALAND | Jun. 10, 2019 23:39
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It depends on where you plan to start off. You can take Bus Line 25/30/55/57 to the temple.
Answered by Shannen from SINGAPORE | Jun. 11, 2019 04:53
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Hi I will be staying at Wingate by Wyndham, any idea what will the costs be like?
Answered by Andrew from USA | Jun. 11, 2019 18:32
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It takes about CNY10 by Bus Line 16 and around CNY170 by taxi.
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