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Chung Tai Chan Monastery

No. 2 Jhongtai Road | Puli, 54544, Taiwan
+886 4 9293 0215
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“guided tour” (5 reviews)
“certain areas” (2 reviews)
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No. 2 Jhongtai Road | Puli, 54544, Taiwan
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+886 4 9293 0215
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't bother with this monastery, it's full of gawping crowds being ushered around like so many sheep. Go to the two museums, one adjoining the monastery, the other half a mile down the road. Both are Superb, world-class. A huge range or wonderful objects are...More

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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

No entrance fee. This visit is amazing . We could only take pictures of the outside . To see the inside, we were led by our guide who is a nun. She was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable in commentary , but I could understand only...More

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

feel peace, Monastery facing great view, went with tour guide, hot under the sun, cooling under the shade. nice architectural work.

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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

The monastery was impressive. All visitors have to be led by monastery guides if they wish to visit the upper floors. The commentary was informative but only given in Mandarin and Hokkien. There was a fair bit of walking and in certain areas of the...More

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Reviewed 21 August 2017

It's not really known to foreigners (or even Chinese.) but this is a relatively new (built around 2002) super Buddhist temple built in central Taiwan, the level of architecture ( and money spending ) on this place is mind boggling. certainly worth a good look.

Thank Richard C
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

This monastery is about an hour from Taichung city. No subway there, need to take taxi from the city. There was a museum beside. Didn't have time to go. So, I would suggest to spend at least 2-3 hours in both areas.

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Reviewed 11 June 2017

Quite incredible place to visit, you would't expect this size of monument in such a remote place. Even though temples can be quite similar I do recommend to visit. The place surrounding the temple belongs to the Buddhist and the nature is beautiful!

Thank 990leap
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Reviewed 3 June 2017

The whole building and grounds are exceptional! They hurry you through the inside areas near all the artifacts and buddhas, but you can take pictures. We didn't go in the museum this trip but would have liked to.

Thank lifeisforfun
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Reviewed 28 April 2017

I have visited this monastery in April 2017 with colleagues of the Asian University of Taichung. The place is wonderful in the heart of a green landscape. The 1st floor is a very big hall with huge statues (four Kings) and buddhas or boddhisatvas (could...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2017

We feel quite conflicted by the monastery. On one hand its scale and ambition is huge and the architecture is amazing. On the other hand the amount that it cost to build (our guide book quotes an estimated cost of £110m US dollars) seems at...More

Thank mikeedeedee
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Response from Richard C | Reviewed this property |
It's not impossible but for foreigners it's difficult. The best option is to find the Nantou Bus ' station near the main train station (not the Highspeed one ) and take either 6899 or 6670 to PULI station. ( The main bus... More
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