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Address: No.1 Tongling Road, Tongling Li, Dashu District, Kaohsiung 84049, Taiwan
Name/address in local language
Phone Number: 88676563033
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

The Buddha Museum (formerly Buddha Memorial Center) was constructed with...

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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Take a public bus to here, cheap and almost empty as other prefer taking taxi. 20 mins ride from Zuoying MRT, cost you only NT70 per person, kids half price :) The museum is very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Singapore, Singapore

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's huge for sure, but it's not all that interesting. If you are coming from Kaohsiung, it's not all that easy to reach, but if you take the red line metro to Zuoying station, follow the exits heading to the High Speed Rail station, but instead of going into the station, on your left you'll find a couple of lanes... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a public bus to here, cheap and almost empty as other prefer taking taxi. 20 mins ride from Zuoying MRT, cost you only NT70 per person, kids half price :) The museum is very big and have a lot of history. Nice place to get away from busy day.

Thank Su1d
Moultonborough, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The front hall offers a variety of vegetarian restaurants and gift shops. Continuing through to the Main Hall, there are eight Pagodas and a covered walkway to protect you from the elements. As you approach, you can see the Four Noble Truths Stupas on the four corners with Fo Guang Big Budda on the Big Buddha Terrace.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was somewhat unprepared for this imposing piece of architecture. Whether buddhist or not, its hard not to be impressed with the sheer size of this site. even the fact that it was raining hardly seemed to matter. If I had one criticism, it was that not enough of the indoor exhibits show english translations

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

about a 45min drive away from Kaohsiung City, this huge and grand memorial was worth the trip. A must go for buddhists and be in awe of the memorial and the grand buddha statue. The memorial also have many eateries serving vegetarian cuisine.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's worth the effort to visit this place just to absorb the sheer scale. Spread out over a huge area it's reminiscent of temple complexes from ancient times, except that there is a shopping mall in the main entrance (I haven't seen something like that in any other Buddhist temple around the world). Getting here by public transport is easy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Place is very huge and beautiful ! If you are interested in buddism you can learn at this place a lot. Place is very friendly for english speaking tourist. Descriptions are in English and also stuff can speak. Leave for this place around 4-5 hours if you want to explore it good :) There are also resteurants so you can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

It was raining when we arrived so we had to walk along the aisle. At 8th pagoda (if I'm not mistaken) there is a small 3D theatre and souvenir shop, dedicated more to young children.

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Halle, Brabant, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

To get there you have to take the bus from the high speed train station in Kaohsiung, it's cheaper than taking a taxi... it takes around 40 min. Once u arrive you can see the main building just next to the bus stop, it will take around 1 hour to walk to the end and see most of the things,... More 

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Denton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

It's not unusual for businesses near a temple or monastery to come out and sell goods & services to visitors, and that's basically what happens here. Sure, there's a Starbucks and such, but that's just a modernization of what's happened around Chinese temples for ages. So at first this might look like some businesses capitalizing on the monastery's presence, but... More 

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