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International Buddhist Society, Richmond

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Religious Site Architectural Building
See one of North America's largest and most authentic Buddhist temples at International Buddhist Society. Pay special attention to the huge statue of Buddha, as well as the sprawling Buddhist mural. The architecture here will be familiar to anyone who has visited a temple in Asia, with the structure modeled closely after traditional Chinese imperial design. Survey the intricate details carved into the facade and interior, such as the golden-tiled roof and flying eaves. Use our Richmond travel itinerary planner to add International Buddhist Society and other attractions to your Richmond vacation plans.
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  • We visited on a weekday morning, and even then there was a steady trickle of visitors and worshippers to the temple. The grounds outside the temple include a nice garden, which helped to make up for t...  more »
  • Visited this Buddhist temple on a very wet weekday and had difficulty finding valid information from transport staff at Richmond Brighouse skytrain terminus. Sort help from one bus personnel and given...  more »
  • We had a couple of hours to spare before heading to the airport for a flight home and this was a perfect spot to visit. Serene and beautiful. The temple opens at 9:30 but you can go earlier and see th...  more »
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  • Peaceful place to rest your soul and pray for world peace. Do not bring your own incense - these are to be purchased there for $3 (set of 3); light incense at the fire pit at the entrance. Pray to each GOD. Inside the main temple you may find Buddhist Monks chanting; here you may give thanks and gratitude - prayers to the great ONE. A Buddha lunch of (meat free) cuisine is offered (around the back in a small cafeteria) - by donation. The International Buddhist Temple is a soulful pace to visit any day of the week. I wish I lived closer, I'd come more often.
  • Youyou can see the amazing architecture of this place. It is so quiet and peaceful place.
  • Place of peace. So beautiful, out door gardens are colorful and majestic. When you enter this place you are transformed in place and time to another world. And the best part it's free!
  • Beautiful and peaceful temple. Definitely a good place to spend some quiet moments.
  • Entrance to the temple is free. It is a beautiful temple with lots of shrines and plants. It is very quiet and the monks are very friendly and welcoming. We were told by an attendant that is was not allowed to take pictures in the main temple, only the garden.