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Reviewed 6 August 2019 via mobile

This temple is not gorgeous but is of cultural and historical importance. Some of the relics of the actual monk who was the protagonist for Journey to the West are enshrined here. The relics are in a case on the 3rd floor viewable by closed...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 25 July 2019

As you make your way around the southern end of Sun Moon Lake, it's worth a quick 15 minute stop to visit the Master Xuan Zang Memorial Hall. There are some interesting statues in the courtyard right after you pass through the gate and there's...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 7 May 2019 via mobile

This is a very interesting and beautiful Buddhist temple with a lovely view over the sun moon lake and a big mural at its entrance

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 28 April 2019

After our boat ride, our guide drove my spouse and I to visit this temple, one of many scattered around the lake. Located on a hill near the southern end of the lake it was built in Tang Dynasty style, and houses a few religious...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 19 April 2019

It has a nice museum attached and a coffee shop but otherwise, it doesn't have any impressive features. We stopped off the bus and then walked on and up to the pagoda.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 17 April 2019

Very quite unlike the other temples. The quite afforded me time to think and reallt enjoy the temple.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 14 March 2019

This is a lovely temple with a real peaceful atmosphere and a story to tell of Xuan Zhuang who travelled far and wide spreading his message. There are even relics of him to see. It has a good view over the lake and the monks...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 22 January 2019 via mobile

The cafe up the back of the hill behind the temple. Best coffee for 100 kilometres in any direction. And great views. And lovely proprietors. Expensive, but still good value. You can drive your car up, and should as the parking is better than on...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 22 January 2019 via mobile

One of the many temples in this area. In a perfect shape, in a nice environment with nice view on the lake.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 26 December 2018 via mobile

Many steps to climb to summit but well worth for the view and to learn about the story of Xuan Zhang.

Date of experience: December 2018
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