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Xuanzhuang Temple

Address: No.389 Zhongzheng Road, Riyue Village, Yuchi Township, Nantou, Taiwan
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Ranked #8 of 251 things to do in Nantou
Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

We went in Chinese New Year but yet this temple was still very tranquil. The monks - both male and female which surprised me, we're very friendly and generous and showed us round and gave us snacks and sweets. The temple itself was very beautiful and worth a visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Monk Xuanzang was the Holy Monk in the Tang dynasty. During the China-Japan War, Japanese took the Monk Xuanzang's remains away from Nanchin to the Tsen Temple of Saidama Ken in Japan. In 1955, the Monk Xuanzang's remains were returned back to the Xuanguang Temple. In 1965, the Monk Xuanzang's remains were moved to the Xuanzang Temple after the temple... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Beautiful place & the view of Sun Moon Lake from these temple is totally wonderful & awesome. Nice place to stop by & enjoy the view.

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Singapore, Singapore
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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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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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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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