We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Xuan Guang Si

No.338 Zhongzheng Road, Riyue Village, Nantou County, Taiwan
Website
Save
Review Highlights
The Temple that leads way to the Greatest Monk in Chinese Buddhism History

My girlfriend and I visited this temple by taking the boat, and once we got off, we saw many... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
vajragururinpoche
,
Taipei, Taiwan
NICE BOAT RIDE

We took the boat to Xuan Guang Si, The ride was fun. We got down and walked around. Nice view. But... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2016
MANILAROSE59
,
MANILA
Read all 62 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent12%
  • Very good33%
  • Average47%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
10 Aug 2017
“The Temple that leads way to the Greatest Monk in Chinese Buddhism History”
3 Nov 2016
“NICE BOAT RIDE”
LOCATION
No.338 Zhongzheng Road, Riyue Village, Nantou County, Taiwan
CONTACT
Website

Similar Things to Do in Nantou County

Write a ReviewReviews (62)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 10 reviews

Reviewed 11 August 2017

My girlfriend and I visited this temple by taking the boat, and once we got off, we saw many tourists and of course the famous tea egg. There were two temples there, one was under renovation, and the other was filled with visitors, so we...More

1  Thank vajragururinpoche
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We took the boat to Xuan Guang Si, The ride was fun. We got down and walked around. Nice view. But takes a lot of walking,

Thank MANILAROSE59
Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is a second pier when travel by boat ticket. Small temple with good view of Sun moon lake (You have to take the stairs to go up to reach temple about 10 minutes). Unfortuately I visited in October 2016, The temple is in maintainance,...More

Thank Kooky S
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Seriously it's just a temple, with ah mah selling the famous tea leave egg down the slope is very cheap, 13TWD, it's really good and tasty.

Thank XavierShoot
Reviewed 8 July 2016

This temple is pretty small with nothing spectacular to see. The view is pretty good. It still seems to be popular with locals.

Thank Bob H
Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

Just a small temple and a rock for people to take photo with. People go there because it's one of the stop that the sun moon lake boat offers. The granny's herbal tea egg at the bottom is something not to miss though.

Thank Spencity
Reviewed 6 March 2016

There is nothing spectacular in the temple. Arrived by bus and left the place in less than 15 minutes. This place is full of PRC tourists and is extremely crowded and noisy, PRC tourists will all crowd around the stone engraved 'Sun Moon Lake' wordings...More

Thank OriginalAngryBird
Reviewed 2 February 2015

I have to rate this attraction high simply because of our experience. Previous reviewers are correct is saying the temple is small and nothing too remarkable to look at, but for us it was a magical experience. There is something so subtle and wonderful about...More

1  Thank liuandco
Reviewed 4 February 2014

This is the original storage location of the remains of the legendary monk until it has been moved further up the mountain into Xuanzhuang Si. Expect large groups of visitors and worshipers. A well known stall selling tea leaves egg is located at the foot...More

Thank Khiam Yeong H
Reviewed 15 November 2012

The temple itself was nothing spectacular, but the view was pretty good. You can get there by the round-the-lake shuttle bus, or via the cruise boats.

Thank Christina N
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Jade Luminous-Fleur De Chine Hotel
47 reviews
.92 km away
Starbucks
57 reviews
1.43 km away
Sun Moon Lake Restaurant
100 reviews
1.49 km away
The Lalu Hotel-The Oriental Brasseries
51 reviews
1.25 km away
Nearby Attractions
Sun Moon Lake
2,035 reviews
1.54 km away
Xiangshan Visitor Center
243 reviews
1.14 km away
Xuanzhuang Temple
149 reviews
.66 km away
Siang Shan Bikeway
86 reviews
1.54 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Xuan Guang Si staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit