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PaoChueh Temple

No.140 Jianxing Road, North District, Taichung, Taiwan
+886 4 2233 5179
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Enormous Buddha Statue

This temple is a must see. The Buddha is the biggest I have ever seen. The temple at this... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2017
Florian H
Portland, Oregon
Charming Buddha Statue

The premise housed a Temple, a Columbarium, and a charming Buddha Statue. We visited on a Sunday... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2016
Gary Y
Singapore, Singapore
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  • Average34%
  • Poor1%
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No.140 Jianxing Road, North District, Taichung, Taiwan
+886 4 2233 5179

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Reviewed 15 February 2017

This temple is a must see. The Buddha is the biggest I have ever seen. The temple at this location are nicely maintained and many people are meditating in the proximity. Be quiet, respectful and take in this experience nearby the gigantic statue!

1  Thank Florian H
Reviewed 28 December 2016

The premise housed a Temple, a Columbarium, and a charming Buddha Statue. We visited on a Sunday morning and it was rather quiet. And we came here mainly to get a photo with the 7th storey high statue, certainly enjoyed it. The windows located around...More

Thank Gary Y
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Cool & Different Above all a very quite place And there is more than a Buddha only Highly recommended!!

Thank Thomas d
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

The large Buddha statue is a must-see. This is one of those somewhat lesser-known attractions, so you shouldn't have to worry about crowds. This is definitely a place to visit for pictures.

Thank ExpattyCake
Reviewed 26 September 2016

You wouldn't know from the street, but as you come in, your temple views give way to the giant Golden Buddha. A must-see for tourists and locals. Since parking is typically problematic in Taichung, walk or take the bus, but well-worth it.

Thank KB C
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Well, here you can see three things: the huge statue, the temple and the burial site. All of them really well preserved and taken care of. All in one place, so it's really worth it

Thank Max P
Reviewed 8 September 2016

It's a Huge Laughing Buddha in the city and you won't miss it if travelling in the city. Free entrance. Is good to spend sometime there and relax.

Thank GaneshGan
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

It is a pretty big Buddha. We took a quick look around the temple area but after a while they all start to look the same unfortunately. Worth a glance if your passing through.

Thank PumpActionPineapple
Reviewed 17 June 2016

Temple is Very Good.The View of Temple Very good.Also Good for Taking Photos. Over All Good Place. This Place Also Have Small Fish Pond so enjoyable for Kids and Family.

Thank manishpanchal2
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

I was determined to see the big, golden Buddha. Definitely worth seeing, and worth a walk around the temple grounds. The temple itself is not much of an attraction, if you're looking for that Lukang is the place to go.

Thank Samantha V
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Questions & Answers
17 May 2017|
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Response from envne | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest you to take a taxi, unless you speak the Chinese language, can manage to use the bus system and ready to change bus lines.
27 July 2016|
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Response from TuxedoChico | Reviewed this property |
It is free. However,donations are always accepted at temples. If you light incense (3 sticks is customary) and/or burn paper "money," a contribution is expected.