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Address: No.1 Tongling Road, Tongling Li, Dashu District, Kaohsiung 84049, Taiwan
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Phone Number: +886 7 656 3033
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 19:00
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The Buddha Museum (formerly Buddha Memorial Center) was constructed with...

The Buddha Museum (formerly Buddha Memorial Center) was constructed with the intention of the construction commenced in 2001 enshrining the Buddha's relic and lasted for ten years. It was officially opened on the 25th December 2011.

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MUST-VISIT: Serenity, Peace & Tranquility

The Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum is a must-visit when in Kaohsiung. It is not located in Kaohsiung City, but it is easily accessible via a shuttle bus service (25NTD max, cheaper... read more

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Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

The Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum is a must-visit when in Kaohsiung. It is not located in Kaohsiung City, but it is easily accessible via a shuttle bus service (25NTD max, cheaper for students, 30 min journey) at Zuoying Train Station (berth 2). The place is extremely huge that is extremely peaceful. Your entire mind and soul would feel at... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The big statue of Buddha can be seen from miles away! The museum has some beautiful buddhist artifacts and ancient original art work. (However, we saw a dead fly on a painting and another flying around in the exhibit case.) There is an exhibition of Hsingyun Monk's calligraphic works. Although his calligraphy is mediocre, his wisdom is admirable.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Huge huge site. Be prepared to walk a lot if you want to see everything. Pretty crowded during the day as schools come to visit as well. But great place to see Buddhist art, try good vegetarian food and to learn about buddhism.

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Thank Mokisen
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I would not say it is a museum, rather a monastery opened for tourists. Fo Guang Shan is beautifully designed, I felt there a good, calming atmosphere. Visiting this place is a great opportunity to learn sth about buddhism. Strongly recommend.

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Thank Daria A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I am not the kind to visit temples or shrines when I travel, but photographs of this place simply blew my mind. It was as spectacular as the photos depicted. I have never seen a place like this before. Getting to this Fo Guang Shan (FGS) Buddha Museum can be quite meddlesome on low-peak non-festival weekdays. It's easiest to get... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When you arrive, do not follow the buses and hundreds of Chinese tourists going to the big Buddha. Instead follow the street (300m hill) which goes to the absolutely beautiful monastery. There, you will enjoy 1 to 2 hours of a peace and relax walk through the temples, gardens and corridors.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is big and well kept. The distance from the entrance to the massive Buddha statue and where the Relic of Shan is kept is quite far and slightly uphill. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes! It is a worthwhile visit to learn about the Buddhist culture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This 20th century build temple areal is really impressive -also after sunset-and a must-see, although a 30-40 minutes drive outside of Kaohsiung. The Buddha statue is 105 mtr high. No entrance fees are required, but donations-the staff is extremely friendly and helpful. For a better understanding of Buddhism, I recommend the introductory DVD presentation-ask for this at the information. You... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recalled five years ago,this place isnt yet open to public. Today i reach here and to pay a visit. This place is well built. Children will like it especially level one of the main hall does have one video explaining on buddha story. On the level 3 , you are able to get close to the big buddha statue... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For me not a top place to visit. Like the Buddha, but the pagodas are to modern for me. I also think that the focus of the monastery is to high on tourist. I didn't like the Starbucks and tourist shops when I entered.

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