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Fo Guang Shan Monastery

No.153, Xingtian Rd.,Dashu Dist., Kaohsiung 84010, Taiwan
07-6561921-8
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Ranked #3 of 84 attractions in Kaohsiung
Type: Religious Sites
Activities: Dining
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Bucharest, Romania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I had a truly wonderful time at the temple, will surely try to come back. I spent here a month, getting to know a little the life monastics have.

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Hong Kong, China
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My family come here every year, and it's always the same, quiet environment and all of the people are polite. It just feels really peaceful in the monastery, but the only thing is that it's too quiet which I think is a little creepy, but it's definitely worth seeing.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Spectacular sights and incredible ambience, this is the first time since I've been in Taiwan that I've truly felt like I was in Asia. The memorial hall is spectacular, especially up at the top- the big Buddha is breathtaking and the architecture is like something from an ancient civilisation or a fantasy epic. However, it is slightly more touristy than... More

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Wichita, KS
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74 reviews 74 reviews
9 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The tone is set as you enter and see a Starbucks. Seriously, they've taken over the world. O, and let's not forget the 7-11 across from it. No worries, both are vegetarian. As you go through the gift shop, you will walk out onto a magnificent pagoda lined path that leads to a massive golden Buddha. The Buddha is apart... More

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weymouth
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If you are in the Pingtung City or Kaohsiung district. You must take a look at this place. You need 3 or more hours. I'm not religious but the temple has plenty to see. Also in the area is E -DA World. A massive shopping mall hotels cinema. In the middle of now where.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

It is not the most accessible place to visit via bus or taxi. But well worth the time spend for some peace and tranquility.

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sbs2009
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

have to switch a bus to go the hill area and walk up. to pray and make donation to various department.

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Honolulu
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

This is a must see if you are in the Kaohsiung area. It is the most peaceful place I've ever been to!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Peaceful and super wide. You could easily spend hours here enjoying the atmosphere. It's just that good. Worth the hours of patience riding with slow bus to be here. For those with budget should consider a taxi

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Mermaid Waters, Australia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Have a tour around and pay respects to the Buddha. Unfortunately it is not a place you can go and visit easily as the location is very far away from ordinary traffic from Kaohsiung

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