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Fo Guang Shan

No.153, Xingtian Road, Dashu District, Kaohsiung 84049, Taiwan
+886 7 656 1921
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A great place for 1 day trip

This place is huge. To get to visit all the place here, you need to go there from the morning. Not... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2018
Frederick_FD
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期待が大きすぎたのかあまり

一部の建物が工事中だったり、大仏が思ったより小さかったりと自分的に残念でした。後、台湾であまり無かったのですがバスの運転手が凄い感じ悪くて萎えました。 some parts were under... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2018
chan c
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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 18 February 2018 via mobile

This place is huge. To get to visit all the place here, you need to go there from the morning. Not to mention the monastery, the Buddhist memorial hall is also huge. The scenery there is also beautiful. On normal day, it is a place...More

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Huicheng S, Guest Relations Manager at Fo Guang Shan, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Thank you for the feedback. The Monastery offers the opportunity to experience the many aspects of Buddhist life, and is a good place to wind down and revitalise one's mind.

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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

一部の建物が工事中だったり、大仏が思ったより小さかったりと自分的に残念でした。後、台湾であまり無かったのですがバスの運転手が凄い感じ悪くて萎えました。 some parts were under the construction, and the bus driver on the way there was quite rude so i was so down.

Thank chan c
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Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

We slept in the pilgrims lodge for the night which was an amazing experience. We were almost alone when exploring the monastery at night, this was so special! We also got to join the service in the morning which for non budhists like us is...More

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Huicheng S, Guest Relations Manager at Fo Guang Shan, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2018

Thank you for your feedback. Indeed, the best way to experience life at a monastery is by staying a night or two, where you will be able to get a feel of what it's like when all other visitors have left.

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Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

The place is huge! It is one of the TOP attraction in Kaohsiung. Do take note that there are 2 alighting points, one is the ‘Temple’ while the other is a ‘memorial hall’. We chose to visit the temple as that’s where the big Buddha...More

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Huicheng S, Guest Relations Manager at Fo Guang Shan, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2018

Thank you for your feedback. Indeed, there is the temple, and museum. For those more interested in experiencing the ambiance of the traditional monastery, the Temple is the place to visit.

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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

This is more than a temple - it is one of the largest centers of this sect of Buddhism. And it’s huge and welcoming. We took the metro to Dudong where we hopped on the Taiwan tourist/public bus to the temple grounds. The shuttle is...More

Thank loveDCA
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Huicheng S, Guest Relations Manager at Fo Guang Shan, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Thank you for your feedback. Indeed, there are many things to see and do here, and we recommend setting aside one day to see it all and experience the activities on offer.

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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

We took an arranged tour here which was a unique experience. Our tour guide was actually a female monk and she guided us throughout the day. She was a very tired monk and kept falling asleep everywhere which made this tour especially amusing. She showed...More

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Huicheng S, Guest Relations Manager at Fo Guang Shan, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Thank you for your feedback. All tours are offered free of charge, and all staff of the monastery are volunteers. It is advisable to request for guided-tours in advance, as they are run on an on-demand basis.

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Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

We visited Fo Guang Shan as part of a day sightseeing in Kaoshuing from our docked cruise ship. It was well worth the effort and climbing of stairs to see the wonderful statues and the temple.

Thank PamelaW31
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Huicheng S, Guest Relations Manager at Fo Guang Shan, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Thank you for your feedback.

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

This place is awesome, the buildings and the museums . I learnt so much. It's far away from the city. Lucky we have a local friend took us there. A place you must visit in Kaohsiung.

Thank Wildbay123
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Huicheng S, Guest Relations Manager at Fo Guang Shan, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Thank you for your review. There are many things to do here at the monastery, so it is advisable to set aside an entire day to see it all.

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

Easy access from the MTR and an E-Do bus. Steep hill walk and not suitable for senior. It rans as an enterprise. They offer "free" lunch with a donation of NT$100 and it is below average in taste. I like spend time reading the wise...More

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Reviewed 13 January 2018

FGS area consists of 2 parts - FGS Buddha Museum and FGS Monastery. Both areas are worth taking your time to visit at a leisurely and relaxing pace. It would be most ideal to spend a night in FGS Monastery itself, enjoy the vegetarian food...More

Thank Tan L
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Huicheng S, Guest Relations Manager at Fo Guang Shan, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Thank you for your feedback. Indeed, the best way to soak in the peace and tranquility of the monastery is to stay a night or two. There are many things to see and do. As such, it is a good idea to first inquire at...More

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Suzanne A
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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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