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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 31 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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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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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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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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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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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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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Quiet place for a brief relaxing sight seeing, the bonsais , big budda are nice. Picture taking is discouraged. Vegetarian lunch available. No fees required. Stairs, easy for kids, manageable for seniors and physically challenged. Entirety Can be appreciated in half an hour.

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Richmond, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Whenever someone comes to Vancouver this is a must stop location. They're amazed with the facilities. It is calming and relaxing too. For westerners, it is hard to understand many if the symbols and statues, I wish there were some board with background information that would allow us to understand Buddhism better.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

have driven by so many times, finally decided to explore this temple. It was beautiful inside the grounds. The buildings and statues were incredible. I would highly recommend seeing it. Not suitable for children running all over..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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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