We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple: Tours & Tickets

All photos (245)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good48%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Certificate of Excellence
Sandakan, Malaysia
Improve This Listing
Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple Tours and Tickets
from $116.25
More Info
from $120.00
More Info
from $106.66
More Info
from $670.00
More Info
See all tours & tickets
Reviews (176)
Filter reviews
148 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews hill overlooking sandakan town sea view both sides big buddha sulu sea visit sandakan city tour take photos peaceful place statues taxi worship ornate dragon reverence beauty
Selected filters
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 148 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the first Buddhist temple I’d ever visited so don't have any others to compare it to. I found it a very interesting, beautifully decorated and particularly peaceful place to wander around. The views along the coast from here are stunning, and we had...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Kevin B
Reviewed August 19, 2019

enjoyed the serenity view of sandakan town from this buddhist temple. located on top of a hill and about 10 minutes from sandakan town.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank kee tsung S
Reviewed July 24, 2019 via mobile

We arrived to Sandakan from Kuala Lumpur in the afternoon and after checking into our hotel, most activities were closing soon, so we made a quick visit to the Puu Joh Shih Temple. The temple is on a hill, beautiful, clean, and well cared for....More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank NeedsAVacation26
Reviewed June 5, 2019

An interesting place to visit. I don't normally visit places of worship (of any religion) and that aspect of the temple left me cold; the views over the bay though are fantastic.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank diverNewark
Reviewed April 4, 2019

A stunning example of a Buddhist temple high on the hill overlooking Sandakan. There is so much gold you need sunglasses. The shop inside sells all sorts of interesting trinkets.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank annie2martin
Reviewed February 28, 2019 via mobile

Lovely calm place to take a while to come and rest away from the city. Ornate chinese temple with intricate dragons coiled around the many pillars. It's only RM8 in a grab. Great views from up here too.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Pinheadplanet
Reviewed February 9, 2019

You will definitely want to stop here for a short visit while in Sandakan. Set high on a hill behind the town, the views are fabulous. The temple itself is newer, with Buddhist statues and decorations, and nice landscaping. You can take photos inside. It...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ohiowanderer
Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

We popped in as recommended, it’s a fabulous place with amazing views and definitely worth a 30 minute visit. Enjoy........

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank satanbug
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

A great place for viewing places and town. They were some prayers on that day when we were there for a visit and they have a occasion for vegetarians buffet lunch. It was a fabulous experience of the foods. Should have a chance to try...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank WeeTung
Reviewed September 15, 2018

This temple is not only magnificent in its own right but sits on the edge of a hill overlooking the gardens and the Sulu Sea. Amazing views

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Gill1961
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 34 nearby hotels
Sanbay Hotel
27 reviews
.82 miles away
2 Inn 1 Boutique Hotel & Spa
12 reviews
.84 miles away
Premier Inn Sandakan
5 reviews
.91 miles away
Hsiang Garden Hotel
44 reviews
.96 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 122 nearby restaurants
Good Taste Restaurant
20 reviews
.27 miles away
7 Heaven
25 reviews
1.69 miles away
Rock Paper Scissors Cafe
7 reviews
1.72 miles away
Kedai Roti Gold Crown
7 reviews
.49 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 40 nearby attractions
Sandakan Memorial Park
754 reviews
4.66 miles away
Agnes Newton Keith Home
345 reviews
2.11 miles away
The Parish of St Michael and All Angels
74 reviews
1.86 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines