February 2018. They really know how to make a giant mall in China! Wonderboy and I were on our way back from Quanzhou’s Xunpu Oyster Village when we spotted a hulking collection of shiny towers at the side of the motorway. So we dipped into Taihe Mall, treated ourselves to a Burger King and did […]Read More
Tag: things to see and do Quanzhou
February 2018. Beautiful Qingyuan Mountain is a protected national park in China’s Fujian province. Located just three kilometres outside the city of Quanzhou, Wonderboy and I simply hailed a taxi and boom, we were there within minutes. Dating back to Imperial China’s Tang Dynasty, the mountain is famed for its giant statue of Laozi, the founder […]Read More
February 2018. Qingjing Mosque is China’s second oldest mosque and a major pilgrimage point for the country’s Muslim community. Dating back to 1009, all you can see today is a garden complex of ruins located on Tumen Street just a five-minute walk from Guandi Temple. On the day of our visit we came across a lone […]Read More
February 2018. As with most Chinese cities, there are plenty of temples scattered around Quanzhou. I consider myself something of a temple veteran, therefore I decided to limit myself to the magnificent Guandi Temple on Tumen Street. Guandi Temple stands in honour to Guan Yu, a Three Kingdoms general known as The Taoist God of War. Yu […]Read More
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