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Mahayana Buddhist Temple

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133 Canal St, Ground Floor, New York City, NY 10002-5033
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Reviewed July 10, 2018

Since starting a new job in Chinatown, I had wanted to visit a Buddhist temple... but since I'm not that familiar with the traditions, was hesitant to just walk into one and inadvertently be an offensive 'ugly American'. This is a great place to go...More

1  Thank kimba524
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Very nice Buddhist Temple in Chinatown. Nice place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Very peaceful, small gift shop at the entrance. Just walk in, don't expect an invitation or a warm welcome.

Thank ConorB545
Reviewed March 20, 2018

Happened upon this place by accident while walking around Chinatown - and it was a pleasant surprise. It is a decent sized temple on the edge of Chinatown near the end of the bridge. For my friend it was his first visit ever to a...More

1  Thank Richard M
Reviewed October 13, 2017

A dollar for a fortune, the story of the Sidartha explained in the perimeter, and of course the giant Buddha and bright colors make this place an interesting Chinatown stop. Is it touristy? Yes! Is it kind of neat? Yes! Are there real prayers taking...More

3  Thank Arissa P
Reviewed July 10, 2017

This landmark is a great centre of Budhdhism in this city . Located in China town - it stands as a sentinel of faith to the people who come here for peace , serenity and the heartfelt prayers full f devotion . The beautiful temple...More

Thank kamakshi2015
Reviewed April 17, 2017

One of the largest temples around New York City, if not the largest. Colorful, peaceful! A can't miss in Chinatown!

Thank TeenyKerry
Reviewed September 18, 2016

Interested in seeing the largest Budda in New York City? It is a little hard to find but it very close to the entrance to the bridge. The temple is small and filled with all types of fruit. It is an attraction worth stopping by...More

Thank ajsam1228
Reviewed June 24, 2016

While taking a tour of Chinatown with my family we stopped by this temple as it was on the tour. We've been to China before so this wasn't that unusual to see. But my kids liked seeing the 16 foot Buddha as well as getting...More

Thank jesselodge
Reviewed May 25, 2016

Across from the Manhattan Bridge in Chinatown is the very colorful Mahayana Buddhist Temple. The former site of a porn theater, it now serves the community as a temple offering chanting services and celebrating Buddha. In the entrance of the temple sits a large golden...More

2  Thank PattyLongIsland
Reviewed April 20, 2016

This was just a quick tourist stop as we walked around Chinatown. It's free to go in although you can make a $1 donation and choose your fortune. It's very colorful and peaceful inside. Worth a visit if you're touring the area

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Bursting with an amazing array of sights, sounds, and
smells on every block, a visit to Chinatown feels like
entering a different world. It’s a colorful spectacle
that gets even more crowded on weekends, when families
stream in to enjoy huge dim sum feasts and to stock up
at the markets on Mott Street. To take a break from
the buzz, grab something sweet from one of the many
bakeries in the area and head to Columbus Park, where
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