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International Buddhist Society (Buddhist Temple)

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Address: 9160 Steveston Highway, Richmond, British Columbia V7A 1M5, Canada
Phone Number: 604-274-2822
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Description: The International Buddhist Temple is one of the largest Buddhist temples...
The International Buddhist Temple is one of the largest Buddhist temples in North America, housing the largest Buddhist statue on the continent and the largest Buddhist mural in the world.
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Beautiful, Educational

This temple is an absolutely beautiful place and worth a visit no matter what your religious or cultural background. If you approach the visit with an open mind you will gain... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Cold Spring, NJ
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Cold Spring, NJ
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339 reviews 339 reviews
103 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

This temple is an absolutely beautiful place and worth a visit no matter what your religious or cultural background. If you approach the visit with an open mind you will gain insight into the religious practices and culture of Buddhists. The temple is said to be the second largest Buddhist temple in North America and perhaps the most magnificent and... More 

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Richmond, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Too many donation boxes. Every few steps you take, there is a donation box. Staff are not very friendly.

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Edmonton, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Nice enough, not a whole lot going on. The vegetarian restaurant closes around 3 pm so missed a chance to try it. Otherwise the grounds seem fine, but nothing outstanding.

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Richmond, Canada
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82 reviews 82 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I took an out of town visitor on a sunny Sunday afternoon to see the temple. The grounds and the temple were beautiful. There are many signs asking visitors to be quiet, but the number of people using their cell phones was ridiculous. The loud talking by the people working there was very noticeable. Perhaps the staff could enforce the... More 

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Vancouver
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134 reviews 134 reviews
9 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

A very peaceful and relaxing place to visit. Lovely statues, beautiful gardens and a great meditation class is offered along with Buddhist teachings

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Calgary, Canada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
30 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We toured the Temple grounds and found it very quiet and peaceful. The large grounds and buildings and unique architecture are very interesting to walk around at. This is one of our favorite places to visit whenever we are in the area.

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Springfield, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

It was definitely a wise choice coming here. As someone who has been Buddhist for over three years now, this place is a jewel. It was fascinating to find a temple in canada that so beautifully mimics buddhist temples (albeit i found this one to be better conserved and clean than the ones I have visited in my humble opinion!).... More 

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Richmond, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Fabulous architecture, beautiful grounds, friendly people and calming atmosphere. A must see for visitors and residents of Richmond.

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Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

If you are Buddist, or have an interest is seeing what a Buddist temple looks like, this is worth a visit. Dress appropriately as this is a sacred place. The site was a lot smaller than we expected. There are a few water gardens and out buildings outside the temple grounds. Speakers play music as you enter the main entrance... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The temple Was beautiful i visit the temple at August 8 2014 I was very facinated I am 12 years old i enjoy your dharma talks amitoufo

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