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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: +1 604-274-2822
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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 oasis in richmond

Getting here is a bit far (considering there's pretty much no shops or restaurants on this street and it is quite far from skytrain) - we took the bus from brighouse and it was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Getting here is a bit far (considering there's pretty much no shops or restaurants on this street and it is quite far from skytrain) - we took the bus from brighouse and it was about a 25 minute ride. However the temple itself was beautiful. Coming from China I have to say although this is quite a new temple it... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Wow, so much detail and culture. There were some signs, but wish there were more as I wanted it to be a learning experience for me.

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Lethbridge, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Went to the temple on a Saturday and glad we stopped by. Beautiful grounds and statues and really enjoyed the visit as I have never been to a Buddhist temple before. Beautiful architecture and Buddha statues and enjoyed the aroma of incense everywhere.

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Thank Cantal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped by and toured the Buddhist temple on our way through Richmond. The staff are very welcoming and it was a very lovely temple. Most of what you can see is outdoors so I suggest you go on a day that is not raining

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Love drive to this place when feel free, it's so peaceful and love staying or walk around ! The veg restaurant is good only feel a little bit expensive .. It's a good environment and I know they also have studying lesson both in English or Chinese too!

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New Westminster, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

The Buddhist Temple in Steveston/Richmond is an impressive building complex. I have been passing it occasionally, but I never have had the time to go inside. Finally, few weeks ago I visited that place with my friend. I always like the calm environment of a temple to relax and to meditate. They also offered free meals, but I felt not... More 

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Placerville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Spotted the temple on my drive to Steveston Village and decided to check it out on the way back. Best decision of the day. The grounds are beautiful. The temple buildings are stunning and what is inside the buildings...beyond imagination. The figures that have been constructed are breath taking. To be somewhere in this age that is obviously so loved... More 

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Coquitlam, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 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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