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Fo Guang Shan

Open today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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I visited this place with friends. its a very serene Calm soothing place. watching the nuns n monks... read more

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
PrernaK91
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Worth the walk up the hill from the museum complex to the monastery. The grounds are perfectly... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2019
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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...more
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No.153, Xingtian Road, Dashu District, Kaohsiung 84049, Taiwan
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this place with friends. its a very serene Calm soothing place. watching the nuns n monks go about their regular work was very inspiring. the of the founder of this monastery is very inspiring.

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Date of experience: February 2018
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HuichengS1, Guest Relations Manager at Fo Guang Shan, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. Indeed, Fo Guang Shan is an active monastery, and many visitors find this an experience in it's own right

Reviewed 9 January 2019 via mobile

Worth the walk up the hill from the museum complex to the monastery. The grounds are perfectly manicured and the giant Buddha statue and all of the Buddhas that surround it is truly awe inspiring. The ladies in the temple area under the giant Buddha...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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HuichengS1, Guest Relations Manager at Fo Guang Shan, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. Indeed, the Monastery is a place where one can find serenity. For those looking to reinvigorate body and mind, this is the place to do so.

Reviewed 8 January 2019

view is fantastic and no admission fee is unbelievable. This is a Buddhist Monastery but has built with breathtaking view. You can enjoy Taiwan style food with a low cost but good quality as well. Very good for a day trip and I think this...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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HuichengS1, Guest Relations Manager at Fo Guang Shan, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2019

Thank you for your feedback. Indeed, the views are stunning, and the food is healthy and delicious.

Reviewed 6 January 2019

We took the Uber car from Yancheng district and it costs about NT$950 and the journey is about 45-50 mins long. There are basically two areas for tourists to explore: 1) The Buddha Museum with the Big Buddha(seated) and eight pagodas 2) The monastery area...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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HuichengS1, Guest Relations Manager at Fo Guang Shan, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2019

Thank you for your feedback. Indeed, there are many things to see at Fo Guang Shan, so it is a good idea to plan at least a full day to visit all the different places.

Reviewed 31 December 2018

This is an unusual attraction and definitely worth seeing. Suggest you get the EasyCard from the Zuoying THSR station and top it up with a few hundred TW$ (you can get a refund for any unused amount at the end of your stay). The bus...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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HuichengS1, Guest Relations Manager at Fo Guang Shan, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. Indeed, Fo Guang Shan is an unique attraction, as it fuses modernity with tradition, spirituality with practicality. Public transport is quite convenient and economical. A whole day is recommended to see it all.

Reviewed 19 December 2018

Worth the trip...some stores are a bit pricey but others are affordable. Overall a beautiful place and experience.

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Date of experience: December 2018
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HuichengS1, Guest Relations Manager at Fo Guang Shan, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2018

Thank you for your feedback.

Reviewed 18 December 2018 via mobile

Great architecture. Check out the insides of each towers before heading to the main Buddha statue. Most miss this aspect of the tour. Approx 1/2 day for this

Date of experience: December 2018
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HuichengS1, Guest Relations Manager at Fo Guang Shan, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2018

Thank you for your feedback. Indeed, many guests comment on how picturesque the Monastery is.

Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

a really beautiful place and was enough to spend all day. Buddha's statue was really big and beautiful.

Date of experience: December 2018
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HuichengS1, Guest Relations Manager at Fo Guang Shan, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2018

Thank you for your feedback. Indeed, there are many things to see and so, so it is recommended to plan a full day visit.

Reviewed 10 December 2018

We were on the way back to the hotel and decided to make one last stop. This monastery has a steep walk up but the view from the top is amazing. The amount of golden Buddhas were beautiful and on the top one giant standing...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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HuichengS1, Guest Relations Manager at Fo Guang Shan, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2018

Thank you for your feedback. Indeed, the Great Buddha Land is a great place to relax and meditate. The views on a clear day are inspiring.

Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

This is a very majestic monastery. Very scenic and full of records of their rich history. Great place to visit with friends and family.

Date of experience: December 2018
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HuichengS1, Guest Relations Manager at Fo Guang Shan, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2018

Thank you for your feedback. Indeed, an interpretive tour of Fo Guang Shan and it's history is the best way to experience the monastery.

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Vain_mommy
9 December 2018|
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Response from HuichengS1 | Property representative |
Hello, Although the Museum is closed on Tuesdays, the rest of Fo Guang Shan is open. There are many shrines to visit at the Monastery, and many spiritual experiences to try.
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tiger1492
29 August 2018|
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Response from 136tineg | Reviewed this property |
Hi Tiger I’ve been a month at Fo Guang monastery and seen it. So you have to prioritize according to your interests. The Buddha museum is impressive in size and shows the huge achievement of the founder and the venerables... More
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marivic b
20 July 2018|
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Response from ThomasM2978 | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry for my late response, i do not know as my group hired a driver. If you still need info I would ask the concierge at a large, area (Kaosiung or Tainan) hotel.
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