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Address: No. 2 Jhongtai Road | Puli, Nantou 54544, Taiwan
Phone Number: 049-2930215
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Grand Buddhist Monastery

Already impress by the Buddha statues at level 1, before go make early reservation at the office to go to 3rd and higher floor for more stately Buddha statues and hall.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Already impress by the Buddha statues at level 1, before go make early reservation at the office to go to 3rd and higher floor for more stately Buddha statues and hall.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Our tour guide had made an appointment with a shifu at the monastery. We were able to get access to all the restricted access area. The statutes on the second level and above are spectacular and beautiful. It is also very tranquil. We were lucky to visit on the 15th day of the lunar month so there was a special... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is really quite an amazing institution. The monastery and temple itself is huge and was only finished in the early 2000's. It is a huge complex full of beautifully executed contemporary and traditional Buddhist art and is interesting just from this perspective. If you just want to wander around you can visit the first two floors of the complex... More 

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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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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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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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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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Address: No. 2 Jhongtai Road | Puli, Nantou 54544, Taiwan
Phone Number: 049-2930215
Location: Asia  >  Taiwan  >  Nantou

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