prefecture-level city in Fujian, China
- Temple of Mazu, Goddess of the Sea. The original temple of this Goddess is on Meizhou island in Putian. Worldwide, she is reported to have 3,000 temples and over 100 million worshippers, mainly fishermen and sailors. There are at least two Mazu temples in San Francisco's Chinatown. Her annual festival, in spring, brings over 100,000 visitors to the temple, including many from Taiwan and Southeast Asia.
- Southern Shaolin Monastery (莆田南少林寺), Linshan Village, Tianwei Town, Licheng District (福建省莆田市荔城区西天尾镇林山村). A reconstructed temple built on the remains of an old Tang Dynasty temple, claimed to be connected to the Shaolin Monastery in Henan Province.