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Address: No.389 Zhongzheng Road, Riyue Village, Yuchi Township, Nantou, Taiwan
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Beautiful temple with views of Sun Moon Lake.

This temple has a big white statue on the roof. Also great views of Sun Moon Lake. You can take the Sun Moon Lake Shuttle Bus and get off at this stop.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This temple has a big white statue on the roof. Also great views of Sun Moon Lake. You can take the Sun Moon Lake Shuttle Bus and get off at this stop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This temple is good in the evening is little quite place it propoty to meditate and it have a small garden is so beautiful and can see the sun moon lake view my friend and i love it

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Holland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

A very big and impressive temple complex. I liked the stone carvings at the back end of the temple. It also give a nice view over the lake.

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Richmond, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Despite being late to reach the temple, the scenery overlooking the lake was still worth for our hurry to walk through many stairs to reach the hill top. Managed to take several pictures (competing with other tourist as well as competing with the limited daylight available) and also visit the temple. Try the tea leaves eggs cooked by the granny... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

Was lucky enough to enjoy some moments of peace here before the tourist bus came. It was delightful, just listening to the chants on broadcast. The view of the lake is also great from this temple. Spend 10$ getting a divine lot from one of the two machines at the entrance, but take it with a pinch of salt cos... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

Without Master Xuan zhuang's journey to India, Buddhism would probably not spread to the far east. Visiting this place, prostrating to the relics of the great Master. who learned & translated the Sutras of Buddha's wisdom into Chinese language, really makes me deeply apprieciates what he has done. And not taking Buddha's teachings, scriptures for granted. Really learned alot and... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Really worth to climb all the way up to have a breathtaking view of the magnificent Sun Moon Lake - even on a rainy day!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

A small jewel of a temple, not as crowded as the large Wenwu Temple, with great views of SMLake. Interesting monastic relics on view. Associated with probably the most travelingest monk - the map of Xuanzhuang Slept Here is amazing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Island hopping 1st spot on the first hop off…… A little walk after you get off the speed boat as start your ascend you will arrive at this temple. Its so serene to see the temple nestled in between the pine trees. So calm and nice. You will like it definitely!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Interesting temple to visit. Master XuanZang is the monk who spent 17 years travelling India in the 7th century and translated volumes of Buddhist scriptures into Mandarin. His translation of the Heart Sutra is still the undisputed version til today. His work helped to spread Buddhism even further in China. The temple has XuanZang's remains (crystal remains) on display. Certainly... More 

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