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International Buddhist Society (Buddhist Temple)

9160 Steveston Highway, Richmond, British Columbia V7A 1M5, Canada
604-274-2822
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Ranked #3 of 32 Attractions in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Traveler Description: The International Buddhist Temple is a Chinese Buddhist temple and a charitable organization, run by the International Buddhist Society. There... more »
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Vancouver
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118 reviews 118 reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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nova scotia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
5 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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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61 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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Seattle, Washington
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5 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Easily accessible, ...however, one has to be care when travelling westbound on Steveston. Making a left turn into the temple does pose a hazard to the vehicles behind you. Plenty of parking spots. Very peaceful and harmonious setting. The ambience is great for settling one's nerves. The temple also offers meditation classes, and vegetarian meals (select days). One can purchase... More

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San Diego, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

One of the best Buddhist Temple that I have visited. The 10,000 hands statute was one of the kind. The chanting hall where the Buddha was located was very peaceful.

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Seattle, Washington
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

If you are interested in Buddhist culture, this is a great place to see amazing statues-both inside and outside the main temple. I was the only non-Asian but felt completely comfortable being there long enough to look at every statue.

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Osprey, Florida
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19 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This large complex is well worth a visit. The temple gardens are beautiful with a hint of whimsy with ceramic bunnies and deer (which enthralled a young visitor while we were there). The interior is interesting with detailed wall murals, a reclining Buddha, other statuary as well as the amazing painting and woodworking on the buildings themselves. This is a... More

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