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Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum

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The Buddha Museum (formerly Buddha Memorial Center) was constructed with the intention of the construction commenced in 2001 enshrining the Buddha's relic and lasted for ten years. It was officially opened on the 25th December 2011.
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No.1 Tongling Road, Tongling Li, Dashu District, Kaohsiung 84049, Taiwan
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It took a train and a short bus ride to get to this wonderful museum. The bus drops you off at the entrance of the main building. Once you enter, they have shops and restaurants in the main building. When you exit, you have a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank fhwa1998
Nomad806512, 經理 at Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your feedback, and welcome you to visit the Buddha Museum frequently! Hope you have the wonderful memory of your time here!

Reviewed 1 week ago

From Sizihwan station, yellow line, to Formosa Blvd station. Switch to red line direction Gangshan South and leave at Zuoying station. Follow sings for buss station and take Express Buss 02 to Fo Guan Buddha Museum. One way takes 1.30. Costs for both ways NT...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Nomad806512, 業者 at Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback, and welcome you to visit the Buddha Museum frequently! Hope you have the wonderful memory of your time here!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The first time I went was via renting a car. I want to visit again with my Parents but through bus 8501 going to EDA Mall. How can I reach the museum coming from EDA Mall?

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

A beautiful Museum with palatial architecture. Amazing sculptures all over the place. Has a great location, being out of the city but only a 25 minutes drive. Various exhibitions of Buddha including a theatre screening documentaries are open for visitors giving an amazing insight into...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gautam K
Nomad806512, 前廳部經理 at Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback, and welcome you to visit the Buddha Museum frequently! Hope you have the wonderful memory of your time here!

Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

We stayed here for 1 night at the bamboo lodge. Although not the most comfortable room, it is such an experience. Had a tour by a monk through the whole complex which was really interesting. The early service at 530am the next was another great...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Nomad806512, 經理 at Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2018

Thank you for your feedback, and welcome you to visit the Buddha Museum frequently! Hope you have the wonderful memory of your time here!

Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

Though a non Buddhist, this museum is worthy of half to full day visit while in Kaohsuing. The giant bronze Buddha statue is something to behold. As are the manicured landscaped surroundings. The grounds are sizable. Wheel chair friendly. The indoor museum artifacts are worthy...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Nomad806512, 經理 at Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2018

Thank you for your feedback, and welcome you to visit the Buddha Museum frequently! Hope you have the wonderful memory of your time here!

Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Our family spent 4 to 5 hours here, the 3 good deeds in ‘temple 2’ is a must go for kids. It cultivate the good values for the young & the short movie is very educational. Make sure u check out the show time first...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Nomad806512, 經理 at Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2018

Thank you for your feedback, and welcome you to visit the Buddha Museum frequently! Hope you have the wonderful memory of your time here!

Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Could save the all description and say amazing and really deserve the visit . Very comfortable bus from Kaohsiung station The place is very spiritual with very beautiful gardens and statues .. super recommended

Date of experience: October 2018
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Nomad806512, 業者 at Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

Thank you for your feedback, and welcome you to visit the Buddha Museum frequently! Hope you have the wonderful memory of your time here!

Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

This place is sprawling, but kid of shallow as Buddhist monasteries go. The staff are incompetent, and the main viewing deck is not open outside of a Buddhist holidays, which is totally stupid.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Nomad806512, 經理 at Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

Thank you very much for your comments and suggestions. The comments and suggestions are valuable and very helpful for improving our service of Museum. Would you please tell us about the meaning of "the main viewing deck is not open outside of a Buddhist holidays"

Reviewed October 12, 2018

Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum are a very big place so you need time to explore the area. At the entrance you can find various vegetarian food outlets including starbucks coffee and on the second floor they provide buffet vegetarian lunch at NT 120 per...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Nomad806512, 業者 at Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

Thank you for your feedback, and welcome you to visit the Buddha Museum frequently! Hope you have the wonderful memory of your time here!

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Angeline G
June 13, 2018|
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Response from Anilak111 | Reviewed this property |
They are closed on Tuesdays
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旋 心
March 5, 2018|
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i think it is the exhibitions
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January 22, 2018|
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Response from Nomad806512 | Property representative |
Hi, the Buddha Museum closed on Tuesday, because many museums and playgrounds in Taiwan are closed on Mondays. Therefore, we decided to close on Tuesday so that there are more places to visit in Taiwan. Buddha Museum is a... More
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iris2304
Tel Aviv, Israel
Advice for 10 days trip with kids; please (4 Replies)
Hi everyone; I plan our family trip to Taiwan. We travel with 3 kids; that the youngest is 4 years old; so I plan short visits; especially in nature sites; some temples & folklor villages maybe.I try to avoid too long rides with the transportation; and we will prefer short walking trails . This is our itinerary that I started to plan; I will be grateful for any advice: 18/04 landing at 14:00 at Taipei from Seoul. Maybe a visit in Longshan temple in the afternoon. 19/04 A tour near...More
January 27, 2017|
Response fromaussietravman|
This itinerary needs quite a lot of refinement, particularly if you want to use public transport. I spent four and a half weeks in Taiwan late last year and used public transport almost entirely. However, I did a lot of research beforehand to ensure that I had allowed sufficient time to get from place to place and could make the necessary connections. Even so, there were some places where what I had planned didn't quite work out. One of the most difficult areas to negotiate is Alishan. If...More
pdmse
Toronto, Canada
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum To Lotus Pond (1 Replies)
Hi! Is the best way via public transportation from the museum to lotus pond to take bus 8501 to Zuoying station and take the MRT rest of the way to the pond? Specifically, we want to go see the Pagodas. Thanks
October 16, 2018|
Response fromChapeltom|
8501 to Xinzuoying, then either walk/taxi there or train to Zuoying TRA station. Alternatively use Google Maps... https://www.google.com/maps/dir/22.6869243,120.3083503/22.6801304,120.2917112/@22.6887757,120.2823399,14z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m6!4m5!2m3!6e0!7e2!8j1539780720!3e3 If you look at the map, the lake is very close to Xinzuoying station.
march201989
Toronto, Canada
Kaohsiung to Fo Guang Shan (2 Replies)
Is there any public transit from Kaohsiung station to Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum? Or is best to just take a taxi? .. thank you!
October 23, 2018|
Response fromtaiwanDIY|
By E-Da bus 高鐵左營線 (8501-經義大世界延駛佛光山) from HSR Zuoying Station (platform 3 of the bus stand)to Fo Kuang Shan (佛光山), about 35 mins ride. This E-da bus goes to both Fo Kuang Shan 佛光山 and Buddha Memorial Centre 佛陀纪念馆