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Fo Guang Shan

No.153, Xingtian Road, Dashu District, Kaohsiung 84049, Taiwan
+886 7 656 1921
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Very peaceful place

This is a must see if you are in the Kaohsiung area. It is the most peaceful place I've ever been... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2014
TownGirl808
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What a monastery should be

Peaceful and super wide. You could easily spend hours here enjoying the atmosphere. It's just that... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2014
Jupiter_Bright
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At the north-east point of Dashu Township in Kaohsiung county, South Taiwan, Fo Guang Shan Monastery (literally translated as Buddha’s Light Mountain Monastery) sits on a bamboo hill on the left bank of the Gaoping river. Here you will find the headquarters of a prominent Buddhist order, established by Master Hsing Yun and his disciples. The architecture of the buildings within the monastery complex is characteristic of the traditional Buddhist monastery, but one may be pleasantly surprised with the array of visitor-friendly amenities on offer. The southeastern face of Fo Guang Shan Monastery features the prominent Great Buddha Land, which is home to a standing Buddha image of 48 metres in height, and 480 smaller Buddha images that surround it. English-speaking visitors may find information and maps in English at the Reception, and prior contact via email can be made to discuss free tour options.
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No.153, Xingtian Road, Dashu District, Kaohsiung 84049, Taiwan
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

This is a must see if you are in the Kaohsiung area. It is the most peaceful place I've ever been to!

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Reviewed 17 April 2014 via mobile

Peaceful and super wide. You could easily spend hours here enjoying the atmosphere. It's just that good. Worth the hours of patience riding with slow bus to be here. For those with budget should consider a taxi

Thank Jupiter_Bright
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

Have a tour around and pay respects to the Buddha. Unfortunately it is not a place you can go and visit easily as the location is very far away from ordinary traffic from Kaohsiung

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Reviewed 16 April 2014

Walking in and around the Fo Guang Shan Monastery is simply fascinating. The "museum" and grounds are spectacular and offer the viewer a full history of Buddhism with actual relics that go back centuries. Visitors come from around the world and all would say this...More

1  Thank brucewell
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Reviewed 1 April 2014

Both the Monastery and Memorial Centre are worthwhile if you enjoy Buddhist Temples. We actually spent more time at the Memorial Centre than the nearby Monastery even though the Monastery is much larger. To get there, we caught the 8010 bus from the Kaohsiung bus...More

2  Thank SimKris
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Reviewed 30 March 2014

I loved the whole place, stayed there for 3 days. Be prepared for steep roads as the Monastery is build on a mountain. Meal are all vegetarian

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Reviewed 2 March 2014

I first visited in June 2008 when only the Monastery was there. Since then, an enormous visitor centre and complex has opened with some quite stunning buddhist religious relics donated from all over the world. Incredibly interesting and peaceful, despite the flock of tourists. Must...More

1  Thank GnosticDwarf
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Reviewed 27 February 2014

My 3 friends and I spent more than 6 hours at the Monastery and the Memorial Centre. We booked a taxi for the trip. Wish we had more time there. Both the Monastery and Centre are very impressive. The compounds are large, very well kept...More

2  Thank KCPZ
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Reviewed 22 February 2014

This is large complex of shrines, a monastery, souvenir shop, and hundreds of Buddhas. There's a lot of walking and stairs to tackle here, but it doesn't disappoint. You will see monks in the area, and not a lot of tourists (at least when we...More

Thank Osias_Lim
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Reviewed 14 February 2014

As you drive up to the Monastery you are taken back by the huge gold Buddha and outstanding Temple and scenery. You just want to sit there and marvel at it or take a zillion pictures like I did! lol The entire complex is huge...More

Thank DanandJoyce
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Suzanne A
29 March 2018|
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Response from Huicheng S | Property representative |
Hello, you may walk to the Meili Dao KRT Station, take the red line to Zuoying THSR station, exit the station where the buses stop, and take either the Hafo Express of Eda Shuttle right to Fo Guang Shan.
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CristinaJdP
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