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Xuanzhuang Temple

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Address: No.389 Zhongzheng Road, Riyue Village, Yuchi Township, Nantou, Taiwan
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If you go too the Sun Moon Lake Don't miss The Xuan Zhuang Temple. The monastic worship Patriarch of knowledge (Wen) is a Prophet of Confucius and the god of war Ares is the god... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2016
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Bangkok, Thailand

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was on the way out of the sun moon lake so we stopped for about 10 minutes to take few photos but that's about it. So stop there if you are near by and you find parking but you are not missing much if you skip it.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

This is a decent temple, located on the bank of the Sun Moon lake. We took a boat ride to get to the temple, which can be accessed by a 5-minute climb. Behind the temple, there are several paths into the woods, leading to viewing platforms of the lake.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

If you go too the Sun Moon Lake Don't miss The Xuan Zhuang Temple. The monastic worship Patriarch of knowledge (Wen) is a Prophet of Confucius and the god of war Ares is the god Guan Yu integrity. Including two marble lions in front of the temple, which has a value of one million Taiwan dollars.

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Bogor, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

The temple enshire a part of the skull bone of the famous monk Hsuan Tsang, who visited India during the Tang dynasty to collect some Buddhist text. Peaceful and quiet, beautiful and serene. I wish to have more time here. Clean toilet facilities. Superb view of the Sun Moon Lake.

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

This is an interesting place if you know XuanZhuang, celebrated in in the Journey to the west 西游记 as the Monkey King's (孙悟空) Shifu. They also have GuanYin on the 2nd floor.

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Heaven
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Beautiful temple and grounds. Excellent view of Sun Moon Lake. Good explanation of tenets of Buddhism. Interesting to see the relics of the master. The gift shop was also very interesting.

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Itabashi, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

This temple is so beautiful, rich of history and so interesting. There are several level, each one with different meaning. Great for Asian culture lovers.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016 via mobile

This is not just another temple, it is dedicated to the Chinese Tripitaka, yes you remember the girl (yes it was a female actress playing a boy) from the Monkey series when we were kids, well similar story but a chinese man spreading the sutras across Asia. It is very informative if you are interested and yes I was! There... More 

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

We were told we would be able to see Sun Moon Lake from atop the temple however due to the extremely foggy condition that wasn’t possible. There are a few steps to climb but nothing major. From what I remember the person being honored here traveled all over India. The temple is decent and peaceful. I guess we came when... More 

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Seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016 via mobile

This temple has a big white statue on the roof. Also great views of Sun Moon Lake. You can take the Sun Moon Lake Shuttle Bus and get off at this stop.

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