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International Buddhist Society (Buddhist Temple)

9160 Steveston Hwy, Richmond, British Columbia V7A 1M5, Canada
+1 604-274-2822
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A place worth visitingv

The temple is very traditional and lots of decorations Lots of parking spaces a nice fish pond... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sun T
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Richmond, Canada
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A beautiful place to meditate

Quiet, lovely, gracious. A beautiful peaceful place where people can meditate, walk in the gardens... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RoxanneStanick
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Surrey, Canada
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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.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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9160 Steveston Hwy, Richmond, British Columbia V7A 1M5, Canada
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+1 604-274-2822
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"vegetarian restaurant"
in 6 reviews
"incense sticks"
in 3 reviews
"main hall"
in 2 reviews
"golden buddha"
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"chinese garden"
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"tranquil place"
in 3 reviews
"walked around"
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"definitely worth the trip"
in 2 reviews
"wonderful garden"
in 2 reviews
"open to the public"
in 3 reviews
"nice treat"
in 2 reviews
"peace and tranquility"
in 2 reviews
"closing time"
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"couple of hours"
in 4 reviews
"gift shop"
in 3 reviews
"statues"
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"donation"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The temple is very traditional and lots of decorations Lots of parking spaces a nice fish pond with a life extended bridge lots of picturing angle I would recommend strongly to visit

Thank Sun T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Quiet, lovely, gracious. A beautiful peaceful place where people can meditate, walk in the gardens or join in for the lunch.

Thank RoxanneStanick
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are having a hectic time in your life, a visit to the Buddhist Temple and gardens on Steveston Highway will bring you some serenity. A real oasis in the middle of Metro Vancouver. Such a special place...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone is so friendly and as long as you respect people that are praying and don't take pictures inside, you are fine. We visited this site and it is amazing; like visiting China. Since we liked it so much we had out wedding photos here...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good friends treated me to lunch at the Taste of Zen. The welcome into the restaurant was a little brusk. Our server, who also said she needed to cook our food, was delightful. It is important to note that each person must spend a minimum...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I first visited this temple, in May 1985, it was a lot smaller; only one building was open to the public, the main hall (the one with all the stairs in front). WhenI returned last June, I nearly didn't recognize the place because there...More

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Reviewed July 9, 2018

We went and it said on the menu that it was by donation but when we went to pay they charged us 40.00 per person. Very unexpected and way over priced.

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Reviewed April 4, 2018

I try to visit the International Buddhist Temple on every trip to Vancouver. The wonderfully kept garden and pond is a great place to reflect and relax. While the walk through the temple certainly grounds one's perspective, brings about the meaning of life as a...More

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Reviewed March 8, 2018

international buddhist society is very peaceful destination and you can experience buddhism (chinese) culture. unfortunately, most of the information is not in English, and no translation available.

Thank Kris K
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Reviewed February 23, 2018

One of two temples. Come and steep yourself in culture, education and enlightenment. Stay for the food, and talk with the monks! Really amazing!

Thank A C
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Sophia S
April 22, 2017|
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Response from Bella B | Reviewed this property |
I believe its safe there to leave your small luggage in the car. I saw other out-of-town people there & thats what they did. A lot of people coming & going & only one way in & out of the parking lot. I wouldn't enter the... More
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Response from SKT88 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it opens daily 9:30am to 5:30pm.
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