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International Buddhist Society (Buddhist Temple)

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

this is a place to meditate, walk around, enjoy some peace, volunteer, help the community and enjoy a good vegetarian meal

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
ridgegal45
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Coquitlam, Canada
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Coquitlam, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

this is a place to meditate, walk around, enjoy some peace, volunteer, help the community and enjoy a good vegetarian meal

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The temple is very clean, quiet and peaceful. Definitely come back on next visit. Highly recommended!

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Puerto Aventuras, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Amazing architecture, beautiful landscaping and a tranquil place to meditate if you choose. I was taken aback by this gem in the middle of Richmond's hustle and bustle. Well worth the visit for gorgeous photo opportunities.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

If visiting landmarks is your scene or looking for quiet meditation than a trip to this site is worth the visit. Plenty of parking. Easy wheelchair or walking access as there are temples to see with or without stairs and water fountains too. If you arrive before 3pm, the kitchen is open for vegetarian lunch everyday (if visiting check this... More 

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Edmonton AB
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

I can see this place will start loosing appeal to visit. They need more land, getting cramp there. You have a busy street on one side and tennis courts on the other; car noises and shouting/smashing balls on the other.

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Vancouver
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

Temple is busy on special dates and during the lunar new year. Otherwise it's best to go on a weekday when it's not as busy. Vegetarian meals in the tiny restaurant are good...it's kinda hidden in the back of the temple.

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West Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

What a lovely peaceful place to visit. Very informative information while speaking to some of the people there. Beautiful buildings and seeing the temple inside was beautiful. I'm glad we took the time to find it

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

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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Billings
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

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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