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Fo Guang Shan Brazil - Zu Lai Temple

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A welcome break from city life

Just a 45 minute drive from Sao Paulo, this was a very welcome break from hectic city life. The... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2018
Sao Paulo, SP
Wonderful place to eat and relax

The temple is beautiful, so are the surroundings. I really like the vegetarian food they serve on... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Carina R
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Jun 8, 2018
“A welcome break from city life”
Sep 7, 2017
“Wonderful place to eat and relax”
The Zu Lai Temple is one of many temples of Fo Guang Shan Monastery around the world. It has its roots in the Mahayana's Buddhism, a tradition that emphasizes that the Buddhahood is within the reach of all. Its practitioners strive to apply the...more
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Estrada Fernando Nobre 1461, Cotia, State of Sao Paulo 06705-490, Brazil
+55 11 3500-3600
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Reviewed 9 June 2018

Just a 45 minute drive from Sao Paulo, this was a very welcome break from hectic city life. The temple, the grounds and the garden were very 'tranquilo' . The temple itself was of course very modern and did not really resemble anything too authentic,...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

The temple is beautiful, so are the surroundings. I really like the vegetarian food they serve on the weekends. I definitely recommend!

1  Thank Carina R
Reviewed 25 April 2017

An excellent place to visit, relax, reconnect with spiritual world and rethink one's life. Everyone regardless of the belief should visit and enjoy the atmosphere.

1  Thank JohnnyBravoRJ
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Nice to visit and rest for a little at the garden. That is a nice restaurant near which you can have lunch with your family after the visit...

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Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

The place is beautiful, super organized and peaceful. We went in the afternoon of a beautiful sunny day and we really enjoyed it with my nephew. Take a repellent with you and cash in case you want to buy little Buddhist decoration and lucky charms,...More

1  Thank juliana r
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Outside the city. Nature, spirituality, delicious vegetarian food/ lunch (saturday and sunday only). Small shop, coffee bar, nice big garden. Difficult to reach by public transportation. Worth to visit.

1  Thank CristinaMaymin
Reviewed 2 January 2017

A good day trip from Sâo Paulo, you can go there for lunch or coffee. Entrance is free. But is better to visit on a weekend.

1  Thank ClaudiaRD
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Delicious self-service vegetarian restaurant, amazing gardens and energy. Kung-fu class is remarkable.

1  Thank Amanda M
Reviewed 14 July 2016

A peaceful place to visit even though you not a regiligius person. A place that makes you think about meditation and peace. There is a coffeteria and a Vegetarian restaurant. You also can buy some delicius home made breads

1  Thank leoacs
Reviewed 5 July 2016

It´s a beautiful temple, almost everything came from China. On weekend there are buddhist´s ceremony , vegetarian lunch and some classes ( meditation, tai chi and kung fu). There is a carp lake , Buddha statue´s and lots of cherry trees, I guess in 10...More

1  Thank Eikg
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