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Fo Guang Shan

No.153, Xingtian Road, Dashu District, Kaohsiung 84049, Taiwan
+886 7 656 1921
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At the north-east point of Dashu Township in Kaohsiung county, South Taiwan, Fo Guang Shan Monastery (literally translated as Buddha’s Light Mountain Monastery) sits on a bamboo hill on the left bank of the Gaoping river. Here you will find the headquarters of a prominent Buddhist order, established by Master Hsing Yun and his disciples. The architecture of the buildings within the monastery complex is characteristic of the traditional Buddhist monastery, but one may be pleasantly surprised with the array of visitor-friendly amenities on offer. The southeastern face of Fo Guang Shan Monastery features the prominent Great Buddha Land, which is home to a standing Buddha image of 48 metres in height, and 480 smaller Buddha images that surround it. English-speaking visitors may find information and maps in English at the Reception, and prior contact via email can be made to discuss free tour options.
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No.153, Xingtian Road, Dashu District, Kaohsiung 84049, Taiwan
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Reviewed yesterday

While most tourists will come for the food, the sights, and the gift shops, there are many little treasures that go unnoticed in this Buddhist center. Being an active monastery, there are plenty of interactive things that are available, such as sutra transcription on the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fo Guang Shan is very good place to visit, an amazing pure land for all humanity. Highly recommended for those people who wanted to cultivate and experience monastic lifestyle its a suitable place for you! In Fo Guang Shan there are five place you must...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The place and people are so amazing! The place is so grandeur but serene, a perfect place to ease the mind from chaotic life. The establishments are built in traditional Chinese style but high-tech! The people are hospitable and very caring to everyone. Everything is...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fo Guang Shan Taiwan is one of the place that truly captivates ones heart and truly shows the essence of Buddhism. It is also one of the evidence that Buddhism has good impact to one's life. This place is divided into three which are the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was staying there for 4 weeks and can say, that it truly is a wonderful place. Not only what there is to see but especially the people in Fo Guang Shan. You can really feel there genuinely nice attitude and will to help you...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can really recommend it to everyone interested in Buddhism. The monastery, the Sutra Repository and the Buddha Museum are all beautiful. It's nice to wander around and get inspired.

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2  Thank julienleonborn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The whole experience was just fantastic, from accommodation and catering to helping foreigners who can't speak the language.

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2  Thank liam_carver1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a beautiful campus. Everyone was very friendly, helpful and accommodating. The food was delicious.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A huge temple where hundreds of monks live. Thank god they have golf car to help people to go around. All is free. People who never kniw abiut donation or free service might be suprise to find lits of free food, transport, hotel, etc. A...More

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Reviewed 18 August 2017

If you are searching for a place which will give you some peace of mind Fo Guang Shan monastery is the right place to be. Beautiful green gardens, amazing view, an interesting art gallery with collections of books concerning Buddism and architecture, painting, sculpture... Very...More

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Huicheng S, Guest Relations Manager at Fo Guang Shan, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. Indeed, Fo Guang Shan is a place many travelers come for a quiet, serene place to wind down and relax. There are many things to see, and information is provided at the reception close by the front of the monastery.

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RoseMEngland
21 August 2017|
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Response from Squeenna | Reviewed this property |
1. From Zuoying THSR Station take 8501 (E-da shuttle bus) or Ha-Fo Express to Fo Guang Shan. The journey will take about 40 minutes. 2. From bus station in front of Kaohsiung Railway Station take 8010 or 8011 to Fo Guang... More
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Yuet018
28 June 2017|
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Response from Huicheng S | Property representative |
Hello, it definitely will be open. The Monastery is open 365 days a year, and the Museum is open everyday except Tuesdays. We look forward to having you at our Monastery.
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Yuet018
28 June 2017|
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Response from Huicheng S | Property representative |
Hello, you can either take the Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) to Zuoying THSR station, then take the Eda Shuttle or Hafo Shuttle to Fo Guang Shan . Taking the coach from Taipei to Kaohsiung is cheaper, but will be a much more... More
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