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PaoChueh Temple

No.140 Jianxing Road, North District, Taichung, Taiwan
+886 4 2233 5179
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Cool sculpture

Well, here you can see three things: the huge statue, the temple and the burial site. All of them... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2016
Max P
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Huge Laughing Buddha

It's a Huge Laughing Buddha in the city and you won't miss it if travelling in the city. Free... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2016
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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No.140 Jianxing Road, North District, Taichung, Taiwan
+886 4 2233 5179

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Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Well, here you can see three things: the huge statue, the temple and the burial site. All of them really well preserved and taken care of. All in one place, so it's really worth it

Thank Max P
Reviewed 8 September 2016

It's a Huge Laughing Buddha in the city and you won't miss it if travelling in the city. Free entrance. Is good to spend sometime there and relax.

Thank GaneshGan
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

It is a pretty big Buddha. We took a quick look around the temple area but after a while they all start to look the same unfortunately. Worth a glance if your passing through.

Thank PumpActionPineapple
Reviewed 17 June 2016

Temple is Very Good.The View of Temple Very good.Also Good for Taking Photos. Over All Good Place. This Place Also Have Small Fish Pond so enjoyable for Kids and Family.

Thank manishpanchal2
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

I was determined to see the big, golden Buddha. Definitely worth seeing, and worth a walk around the temple grounds. The temple itself is not much of an attraction, if you're looking for that Lukang is the place to go.

Thank Samantha V
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

The View of the temple is very good.many people come to take a picture,in here if you not going to pray and just want to take a picture. its just take a few minutes because the place not very large.

Thank Vebry S
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Sorry, the big guy is worth the visit though. The teens had become weary of shrines, temples and the like but took the earbuds out for this one.

1  Thank Ed T
Reviewed 20 March 2016

It's quite big, but not much to see inside the temple. However, we had a best cold noodle just crossing the street. Our driver/guide, James, recommended this small restaurant to us. One of the best food we had in Taichung.

Thank Lynn C
Reviewed 13 March 2016

Our family has been in Taichung for 7 months and has only seen the Laughing Buddha as we passed by in a vehicle. It's been on our list of places to visit for a long time and we finally went yesterday. We are so glad...More

1  Thank TuxedoChico
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

Taiwan is full of temples and there are many excellent sites, but a 27m gold Maitreya Buddha is definitely unique! The smaller Japanese temple dates to 1928 & honors Shakyamuni Buddha. Worth a quick visit.

Thank Rob D
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17 May 2017|
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Response from envne | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest you to take a taxi, unless you speak the Chinese language, can manage to use the bus system and ready to change bus lines.
27 July 2016|
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Response from TuxedoChico | Reviewed this property |
It is free. However,donations are always accepted at temples. If you light incense (3 sticks is customary) and/or burn paper "money," a contribution is expected.