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Fo Guang Shan

No.153, Xingtian Road, Dashu District, Kaohsiung 84049, Taiwan
+886 7 656 1921
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Must spend some time here..

This is a really really nice place where you could spend 2-3 hours of your trip. Everything in... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2013
Manila, Philippines
Chanting at dawn awakens the soul

I had an incredible opportunity to stay overnight in the Pilgrims Lodge and I had the most amazing... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2013
Vonny A
Shenzhen, China
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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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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
No.153, Xingtian Road, Dashu District, Kaohsiung 84049, Taiwan
+886 7 656 1921

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Reviewed 5 April 2013

This is a really really nice place where you could spend 2-3 hours of your trip. Everything in there is worth looking into in precise details. Look through the 4 exhibit halls to get to know more about Buddhism and Fo Guang Shan.

Thank ihui
Reviewed 24 January 2013

I had an incredible opportunity to stay overnight in the Pilgrims Lodge and I had the most amazing experiences that I could hardly imagine. I was visiting Kaohsiung, Taiwan, and I was asked if I wanted to spend the night at the monastery but I...More

2  Thank Vonny A
Reviewed 20 January 2013

It's worth the visit. The place is huge and beautiful. To go there by E-DA bus from Zuoying HSR station, the bus itself stop at E-Da world first and charge you NTD 37 and another NTD 29 to go to Fo Guang Shan since this...More

Thank Gulali56
Reviewed 2 January 2013

The architecture was impressive. Huge. Clean. It's a Buddhist temple so being a place of worship, can't comment much.

Thank LikeToTravel3388
Reviewed 26 December 2012

We first got here through the E-DA bus that is right outside the Zuoying HSR station and leaves every 30 mins. It will take around 30 to 45 minutes for the bus to reach Fo Guang Shan Memorial Hall. At first glance from outside its...More

3  Thank Dickson90
Reviewed 14 November 2012

More than a days worth to see. The new memorial complex includes a welcoming center that offers several shops and food options from snacks to dining. Overwhelming site to see as soon as you enter the courtyard! Lots of choices within the eight pagodas on...More

Thank aslHelen
Reviewed 21 September 2012

This place is worth a visit even if you are not a buddhist. HSR Taipei to HSR Zuoying takes about 1hr 45 mins. There is a E-DA bus right outside the HSR Zuoying Station that departs every ~30 mins that takes you directly to Fo...More

23  Thank mapleleaf2727
Reviewed 2 August 2012

At the moment when I saw the newly built big Buddha statue that I am so touched. All because of the incredible effort from everyone involved especially Master Xing Yun.

2  Thank charlotte L
Reviewed 13 June 2012

From Taipei, we took the high speed rail (HSR) to Kaoshiung Zuoying station. For reserved seats, adult fare is NT$1490, child NT$745. The journey is about 1.5hours. Upon arrival, for convenience, we took a cab. Journey takes about 20-30mins, as Fo Guang Shan is about...More

27  Thank Berry_Cupcake
Reviewed 25 May 2012

as per the title. free entrance to all attractions. go to the garden pavilion restaurant in the new monastery for a relatively cheap and delicious vegetarian meal.

4  Thank jiujiujiu
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Lidya M
2 November 2017|
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Response from ngung chia s | Reviewed this property |
Yes - there are accommodation at the Fo Guang Shan monastery section (next to museum). You need to call them or email them for booking - no deposit needed. Pilgrims Lodge number (07) 656-1831; (07) 656-1921_8 ext 5555 or... More
Grace I
8 October 2017|
Response from upstategirl1949 | Reviewed this property |
High Speed Rail (THSR): (1) E-Da Bus is available at the Zuoying THSR Station (8501 Zuoying THSR Line) to Fo Guang Shan. For bus schedule, please refer to the E-Da Bus Schedule or call 07-6561921 (ext. 6211 ~ 6213).
21 August 2017|
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Response from Linda-wanderer | Reviewed this property |
I think you have a good answer already from Squeenna. I joined a cruise ship tour as my mother was with me. She is 96 and we took her wheelchair as she doesn't walk well in the heat. So, the cruise tour was the best option... More