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Fo Guang Shan

No.153, Xingtian Road, Dashu District, Kaohsiung 84049, Taiwan
+886 7 656 1921
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The main shine is under construction

Easy access from the MTR and an E-Do bus. Steep hill walk and not suitable for senior. It rans as... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2018
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Pleasanton, California
Beautiful Retreat

FGS area consists of 2 parts - FGS Buddha Museum and FGS Monastery. Both areas are worth taking... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2018
Tan L
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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 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

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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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Reviewed 6 January 2018

It is quite a hike reaching to the top but it is definitely worth it. It is simply not a place to be missed even though you are not practicing Buddhism.

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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, Fo Guang Shan is suitable for both Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike.

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Reviewed 6 January 2018

new age religion called humanitarian buddhism. not pure buddhism. however, still a very picturesque, grand, spacious temple. Should visit in evening time when the lights come on as its very nice. Nothing special in regards to history as it is relatively modern.

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Reviewed 5 January 2018

Wonderful spiritual compound in a slightly remote mountain range. We hired a driver for the day which allowed us to visit the two different portions of the huge temple and monastery complex. Check the Fo Guang Shan website for exhibit info. You will likely want...More

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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! Fo Guang Shan indeed requires at least a whole day to see it all, and there are many things to experience here. Information can be also found at our Reception Center close by the the entrance of the Monastery, and...More

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Reviewed 17 December 2017

Highly recommended for not only Buddhists but also non-Buddhists. The place is very well-managed with excellent education halls that depict story of the Buddha and the basic Buddhist teachings. The two long corridors leading to the main hall are full of bas-relief showing the well-known...More

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Huicheng S, Guest Relations Manager at Fo Guang Shan, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

Thank you for your feedback. We do our best to maintain our buildings.

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Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

Nice and very huge place. Very peaceful and beatiful place. Remember prepare more water because it might need a lot of walking.

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Huicheng S, Guest Relations Manager at Fo Guang Shan, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Thank you for your feedback. Fo Guang Shan indeed is a very big place, and there is so much to see. We recommend at least a day to see the entire monastery, if you intend to take it all in.

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Reviewed 8 December 2017

this is place where all my family members gathered to celebrate chinese new year! we go every year and there is always surprise with creative lanterns. a big thumb up!

Thank Shi R
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Huicheng S, Guest Relations Manager at Fo Guang Shan, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Thank you for your review. Indeed, Fo Guang Shan comes to life during the festive season, and is a must-do for those wanting to have a taste of how traditional Chinese celebrate the Chinese New Year!

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Reviewed 3 December 2017

We felt so peaceful the moment we stepped into this place. A nice place to check out before heading to the Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum but please take note that the Buddha Museum is closed on every Tuesday.

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Huicheng S, Guest Relations Manager at Fo Guang Shan, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Thank you for your feedback. Indeed, Fo Guang Shan Monastery is meant to be the spiritual haven of our organization, a place where one can find peace and calm.

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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

The monastery is part of the same complex as the much newer adjacent museum. The main temple has three Buddhas and is quite interesting to look at.

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Huicheng S, Guest Relations Manager at Fo Guang Shan, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

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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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Response from Huicheng S | Property representative |
Hello, please refer to our website for more information.
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