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International Buddhist Society (Buddhist Temple)

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Address: 9160 Steveston Highway, Richmond, British Columbia V7A 1M5, Canada
Phone Number: 604-274-2822
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No

The International Buddhist Temple is one of the largest Buddhist temples in...

The International Buddhist Temple is one of the largest Buddhist temples in North America, housing the largest Buddhist statue on the continent and the largest Buddhist mural in the world.

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A lovely Buddhist venue

If you're interested in Buddhism, you'll enjoy this venue. The gardens are lovely, and the Seven Buddha Mural, 85 feet long, is the largest of its kind in the world. Opposite... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're interested in Buddhism, you'll enjoy this venue. The gardens are lovely, and the Seven Buddha Mural, 85 feet long, is the largest of its kind in the world. Opposite the colorful mural is the Ten Thousand Hand Ten Thousand Eye Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva. Photography is not allowed, so I'm not able to include photos, but there are photos in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Buddhist Temple is the largest in the Vancouver area with just quiet walk through at your own pace and some scheduled guided tours you have to check times for. Many oriental statues and gardens.

Thank Jim C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

As a first time visitor to the Buddhist Temple, I found this place enriching & peaceful to oneself. Easy access from the main highway & Richmond BC. It had beautiful & colorful buildings all throughout the compound & a pond too. Considerably Quiet being the location from the main road. A place of worship & enlightment ... one to expect.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

This place is huge and beautiful. It has nice & beautiful gardens and you will love to take many pictures here. The whole area gives you a peaceful and tranquility feeling.

Thank Melissa F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

One minute you are driving down a major road in Richmond and the next minute you are transported to Asia when you enter the atmospheric gates of this temple. Its beautifully done and so detailed that it reminds me of my time in China. I love that. If you need a break from the craziness of the world, come here.... More 

Thank Brad S
Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

It was so relaxing and peaceful being able to view the Chinese temple and serene gardens surrounding the temple. Everything was well kept and maintained.

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Prince George, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

I was visiting old friends in New Westminster, who decided to take my wife and myself to visit this oasis of peace and tranquility. It was an inspiring and healing experience.

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Medicine Hat, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

amazing even if you aren't buddhist or know anything about it. the architecture, statues and serenity will awe you. A little tranquility off a busy road in the middle of Richmond

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

I first took my family (mother and grandmother) to pray here in the '80s or '90s when the front courtyard was the parking lot (right in front of the stairs, all 6 spaces). It's grown since then to say the least. I can't say I like the big thing it has become now. Probably the pond with the turtles is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

The Buddhist Temple in Vancouver on Steveston Highway, RIchmond, is a truly amazing experience and you feel as though you have travelled through a star gate to Thailand. The grounds are beautiful and peaceful, the stoneworks and statues are incredible, and inside the main temple, you are treated to Gigantic statues of gods that are actively worshipped. This is a... More 

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