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Fo Guang Shan Monastery Pilgrims Lodge

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a very amazing decision to spend Chinese New Year in FGS. The place is fantastic, beautiful, amazing, wonderful! Structures were made very beautifully. The place is very clean and peaceful. During night time, the place lights up and they put up very amazing lightings. You can feel the hard work that was exerted during the making of FGS....

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Huicheng S, Guest Relations Manager at Fo Guang Shan Monastery Pilgrims Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your generous review. We do our best to offer guests a memorable experience. The entire monastery complex was constructed based on the ethos of "giving", and this is embodied in the way the staff serve the masses who come through our doors.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I Love Buddha, I Love Fo Guang Shan ❤❤❤ I like this place, the people is so friendly. Its just so amazing how people give importance in the preservation of their culture and religious belief. I so love this place and will surely go back here.

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Huicheng S, Guest Relations Manager at Fo Guang Shan Monastery Pilgrims Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your amazing review. Indeed, Fo Guang Shan values and promotes culture that is beneficial to humanity. We are glad you have enjoyed your stay.

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Reviewed 16 November 2016

We were greeted by the Master, an interesting man with a great view of recent events in the world. The next morning he showed us round the monastery and the 36 metre golden Buddha. Later we saw the museum where there were some extraordinary objects including a tall statue in white jade. The rooms are quite large and sparsely furnished,...

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2Thank oddwomanout
The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 25 October 2016

The main reason you are here is to experience the Buddhist monastery of a gigantic scale. We first visited the new part. This guesthouse is located in the old, original part of the monastery. It enables you to take a tour through the premises, enjoy a vegetarian dinner en experience a early morning (05.45 hours) service with monks chanting in...

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Sint-Gillis-Waas
Reviewed 2 February 2015

This is not a classical hotel, but rather a guesthouse for pilgrims. But also if you are not a buddhist you are very welcome here. Rooms are clean (in fact the complete grounds of the monastery are spotlessly clean). Expect no luxury, but what you get is OK. After all, this is intended as a place for meditation, not for...

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3Thank Rik D
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 6 October 2014

This is my second visit to FGS and the first time I have ever stayed here overnight. It was a peaceful and tranquil stay, an ideal heaven to cultivate spiritually, and one of the best getaway retreats from the hustle and bustle of a stressful city life. There are two visitor lodgings in the monastery. One is Ma Zhu Yuan...

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13Thank LoveTravelling1116
Sunnyvale, California
Reviewed 12 December 2013 via mobile

The trip is definitely worth the walk up the hill. My fiancé and I took the shuttle ( more like a golf cart) from the memorial. It comes regularly and drops or picks you up at several spots between the memorial and the monastery. The monastery is huge and has a hotel, museums and many more. My favorite part is...

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4Thank happygolucky813
Scotland
Reviewed 23 November 2013

The beds in Taiwan tend to be on the hard side and as I like a firm bed this is not normally a problem for me. However the beds here are painfully hard. Breakfast was very poor, with toast and not very nice jam the only Western option. There was no soap in the bathroom or WC other than the...

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2Thank Qwerty2468
New York City, New York
Reviewed 29 September 2013 via mobile

I gave 5 points for location not because it is close to the city. But it is close to the temple and ideal if you are looking to meditate or retreat for few days. Guest house is typical that what you would find in any retreat place/monastery. A good place to teach self discipline.

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Reviewed 15 May 2012

- Stayed 1 night as part of a tour in Taiwan. Rooms are basic but comfortalble. Bathroom and TV. Meals were vegetarian but with ample choice and tasty. Breakfast could have been better was very simple indeed. Still overall it was a nice experience to spend the night there and experience the place. Joined for the (very) early praying session...

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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The Pilgrims Lodge offers accommodation for guests wishing to stay within the monastery complex. Guests are offered unique opportunities to experience life in a fully functioning monastery. Wake up to the sounds of the bell and drum ritual, and if you don't mind an early start to the day, you may make your way to the Main Shrine to participate in morning chanting at 05:40am. For those who have a taste for festivities, one may consider staying during the Chinese New Years celebrations, otherwise the quietest times to visit are from March to May, and early September to early December. ... more   less 

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Address: No.153 Xingtian Road, Dashu District, Kaohsiung 84049, Taiwan
Region: Taiwan > Kaohsiung
Number of rooms: 120
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“The rooms were given to you in accordance to how many beds you need. All the rooms have similar facilities, and vary slightly in size. The design is modern but the rooms are all clean and very tidy.”
  • Our bedroom, clean and tidy
  • Our room - A  working TV and writing table
  • Clean and tidy bathroom, really appreciative of their best facilities provided
  • Two double bedrooms - walked around to take photos of other rooms
  • DO NOT DISTURB tag - to deter cleans from entering our rooms
  • The entrance of Chao Shan Hui Guan (朝山會館)
  • Vicinity around our lodgings. There is a souvenir shop beside.
  • Generous supply of water bottles! More than what we needed for our stay!
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