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Xuanzhuang Temple

No.389 Zhongzheng Road, Riyue Village, Yuchi Township, Nantou, Taiwan
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Ranked #6 of 133 attractions in Nantou
Type: Religious Sites
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Singapore, Singapore
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Xuanzhuang Temple houses the relic remains of Tritipaka (aka Tang San Zang), a Chinese Buddhist monk who travelled to India in the early Tang dynasty to study the Buddhist scriptures, returning to China with many Mahayana and Hinayana texts, seven statues of the Buddha and more than a hundred sarira relics. He's also the inspiration behind the novel "Journey to... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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62 reviews 62 reviews
55 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

No word can described the sense of tranquility that can be felt here. This temple shelters some of the remain of a legendary monk who travelled to India to obtain the Buddhist scripture.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

This is one of the stop from the ferry tickets. You can purchase the round trip ferry tickets around sun moon lake. Most tourist just stop by without climbing up to the temple. The climb up is quite tiring. At the top, the temple is nice with a lot of information about Xuan Zhuang. You can see his relic also.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

There are lesser tourist at this temple, very quiet and peaceful. It's a temple that honors Xuan Zhuang and there's a relic housed in there.

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