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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 May 31, 2013

It's nice to see a big Buddha built statuesque with breathtaking village view. Recommended to go, but you gotta hike and walk a lot. Wear them comfy shoes.

Date of experience: May 2013
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Reviewed May 22, 2013

Starting this off presented challenges, for if I were to initially have focused on the overly ostentatious display of spending that went into the new(ish) Buddha Memorial Hall at Fo Guang Shan, an outlay of cash that could/should have easily been allotted to more worthy...More

Date of experience: November 2012
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

This was an exceptional temple for Buddhists all over the world! Much of it is geared towards tourists, but at the same time, it is also a great learning and spiritual place for Buddhism.

Date of experience: June 2012
1  Thank combatmp
Reviewed March 17, 2013

We preferred the Fo Guang Shan Monastery, great experience there. This Buddha Memorial Centre is worth a visit if you have the time; it's newly built, and a little commercialized.

Date of experience: May 2012
1  Thank jellybellymelly
Reviewed February 22, 2013

We went there from the city by taxi and the fare was about NT$700. The older part with the big Buddha and a thousand small buddhas was very tranquil and religious.There is also an exhibition hall about the history of the centre and Buddhism. The...More

Date of experience: February 2013
1  Thank Easytravel88
Reviewed January 24, 2013

I had no expectations but I was extremely impressed with this centre. I had a mentor helping me through as I think there is limited English signage but despite that I had a 100% experience. The 4D short movie, the palm reading and postcards are...More

Date of experience: December 2012
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

This is a brand new and very elegant worship place which is exactly the opposite of a few other attraction/things to do in this industrial town called Kaohsiung (like visiting night market where people are grilling live shrimps on a stick till it is dead,...More

Date of experience: January 2013
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Reviewed December 31, 2012

Before we visited the Memorial, we though this is just going to be like another temple like setting where you will find Buddha and a place of warship. Instead it is a very well designed Museum park that is great for families and non-Buddhists. The...More

Date of experience: December 2012
3  Thank john w
Reviewed November 27, 2012

Directions: Take the “E-da” purple bus number 8501 from platform 5 exit 1 from Zuoying HSR station. It will bring you to the Buddha Memorial Centre (BMC) in about 40min. BMC is HUGE (and new, opened in Dec 2011). You should spent a minimum of...More

Date of experience: November 2012
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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