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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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The temple is big however doesn't take long to visit. The front was beautiful with pond, plants and a small pagoda. While we were there, there is a chanting session going on and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The temple is big however doesn't take long to visit. The front was beautiful with pond, plants and a small pagoda. While we were there, there is a chanting session going on and It felt peaceful.

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Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Very large temple built in China and reconstructed here. Workmanship is amazing.....no detail is left undone. Must be seen to really appreciate it. On busy Steveston Hwy....but the solid high fence blocks out the sound. They even have a free (donation suggested) vegetarian lunch....good food....

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Richmond, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The Buddhist Temple on Steveston Hwy is one of a few Buddhist Temples in Richmond. All of them are interesting places to visit for people who are interested in Buddhism, art, & architecture. There are a few qualities about the International Buddhist Society Temple (IBST) that makes it quite unique. It has a wonderful garden in front of the temple... More 

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Richmond, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This is actually very difficult to review. An out of town guest asked if I could arrange a visit to one of Richmond's Buddhist temples, so I took her here. After our tour we were invited to lunch for a donation. The vegan food was very good and we were not force food religious rhetoric. If you want an pressureless... More 

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Richmond, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Ten of us re-visited the magnificent Buddhist Temple on Steveston Hwy between #3 and #4. Parking is plentiful. Besides the manicured classical Chinese garden outside we enjoyed a tour of the various buildings and the BC's largest Buddhist wall mural. You should start with the main hall first and work your way from front to back. The kitchen prepared a... More 

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Seattle, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We did not get to see everything due to a meditation going on but it was was great to read about the history and feeling the peace! A great way to end our trip.

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Cold Spring, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

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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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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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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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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Address: 9160 Steveston Highway, Richmond, British Columbia V7A 1M5, Canada
Phone Number: 604-274-2822
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Richmond

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