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Chung Tai Chan Monastery

No. 2 Jhongtai Road | Puli, Nantou 54544, Taiwan
049-2930215
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Ranked #4 of 133 attractions in Nantou
Type: Other
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Xiamen, China
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86 reviews 86 reviews
31 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Really appreciated the vastness and peace of this monastery - lovely location and impressive scale. Would like to learn more.

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London, United Kingdom
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

A great and very dramatic place to go if gigantic beautifully ornamented Buddhist sculpture is your thang. Good place for meditation too if you go on a day without crowds. If Buddhism isn't your thang, it is a modern building, and maybe worth a visit. 4 stars from me as Buddhism is cool !

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

A big place to walk and very impressive with the deities carvings. It was filled with tourists but once inside the monastery, it's real quiet, cool and calm place.

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Los Angeles, California
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316 reviews 316 reviews
137 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The monastery is new so it is very modern inside, it's more impressive from the outside. The place is crowded with tourists, with a few large statues and bland decor it won't really give you a wow factor. Visit the gift shop on your way out it, it really has a lot of nice things to buy, and the rubber... More

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Scotland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
10 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this Buddhist monastery and this was due in no small part to the nun who accompanied us and who provided such an interesting and informative commentary. Her English was excellent and she explained Buddhism and the history of the monastery with a sincerity that engaged the audience. The building itself has been lovingly designed... More

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Newcastle
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5 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

It's a very good idea to make the effort to download the form from their website for the guided tour. And then fill it out and fax it off. You get to see twice as much of the building and learn more about Buddhism. My guide really helped me to understand what I was looking at. The building is impressive... More

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Singapore
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

It's enormously bigger than the usual temple we see. It's a futuristic building n has 4 big statutes covering its pillars, not just beautify the hall, they present the fine art of craftsmanship. Despite having non-ending flows of tourist groups, the temple still have many seclude corners where you can just sit there and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. I like... More

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Washington DC
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Get a guide and enjoy the sheer size, beauty and serenity of the monastery. It will mkke you think and reflect. Impressive

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

The temple and related complex reportedly cost more than US $600 million to build and is very beautiful and impressive. If you wish to also see the pagoda and other higher floors, you must now visit the website at least 3 days in advance and make reservation (the Buddhist nuns were not accomodating in any way when we tried to... More

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Australia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
27 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

This monastery is absolutely huge and very modern. You are able to organise a guide from the monastery to share information with you. They have an english speaking guide also who was available when we arrived. It was very interesting to understand the different parts of the halls. The museum is also worth a visit even if only for peace... More

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