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International Buddhist Society (Buddhist Temple)

9160 Steveston Highway, Richmond, British Columbia V7A 1M5, Canada
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Ranked #3 of 28 attractions in Richmond
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

An excellent place to wander around and learn about the life of Buddhist monks. The smell of incense is wonderful and you can light a stick for rememberance of lost members of your family and friends.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

My wife loved this place so I give the four stars for her experience. The gardens, statues, and architecture are cool. Not much for kids though, my three boys were stir crazy... Can't really run around in there and there isn't much to do for them.

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kansas city
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14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

I took the bus to the temple which dropped me right off in front of the temple. Beautiful place lots of people coming to worship, you can buy flowers and incense in the main temple. I arrived at lunch time so I had lunch in the Zen Garden which is on the ground floor behind the temple, good food, great... More

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Richmond, British Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This large complex is well worth an hour or two to explore. The temple interior is interesting and the very detailed wall murals outside will capture your interest while you check out the scenes depicted. I am not too familiar with the Buddhist religion or the customs so a bit of signage in English would have been helpful. But, don't... More

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

One cannot go to Richmond without visiting the temple, it's a gorgeous place very serene and calming.

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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

wonderful place to take pictures and relax! Very unique and tranquil. Great place to bring visiting friends and family!

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Seattle, Washington
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013 via mobile

Took the wife kids and her parents here. The missis is Chinese and she and her parents enjoyed it a lot. The kids had fun looking for turtles in the pond. Plenty of parking. We saw some kind of service which was a bonus.

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Atlantic Beach, North Carolina
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14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

very quiet, peaceful and beautiful Tons of carving, gold and craftsmanship. Pictures are not allowed in the temple buildings. Several explanations of the different Buddhas, lots of items that appeared to be paying homage to the deceased.

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

As we were in Richmond we visited this lovely temple. The gardens and temple are very beautiful, although the smell of incense was a bit overpowering. The golden Buddha was magnificent. We didn't get to sample the food, but saw the tables laid out for the "senior" day meals. It was well worth the couple of hours we spent there.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We drove passed it and had to stop. the little Japanese garden in front of the Temple looked so serene I just had to spend just a few minutes admiring it.

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