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Address: No. 2 Jhongtai Road | Puli, Nantou 54544, Taiwan
Phone Number: 049-2930215
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$228*
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2-Day Tour of Sun Moon Lake, Puli and Lukang from Taipei

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Peaceful in parts, beautiful views

Loved it. You may need to walk a while to find a quiet spot. It is worth it. Very tranquil. The museum has status of Buddha through the ages which is excellent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
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England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Loved it. You may need to walk a while to find a quiet spot. It is worth it. Very tranquil. The museum has status of Buddha through the ages which is excellent.

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Thornhill, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

A unique fusion of modern architecture and traditional and historical figures! The "museum" is well planned and structured and provides a very different feel as compared to the old type of temples.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Impressive and majestic quake-proof building. Crowded and noisy with visitors on the outside and peaceful and quiet inside. Four corners of the main hall are stationed with four floor to ceiling statues of deities looking as if supporting the ceiling. In the inner halls are statutes of Buddha and many other sages. Big garden and outdoor space for you to... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We came here because we read that it was an interesting attraction. There were a lot of bus tours which by itself already detracts a lot from the visit but the building itself is not that interesting in my opinion. It is a modern, somewhat tacky, and over the top place. I much rather see small historic temples so this... More 

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Xiamen, China
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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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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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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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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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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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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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