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International Buddhist Society, Richmond

4.7
#3 of 6 in Sightseeing in Richmond
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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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  • Our family attends at least 2 times a year to pay respect to my mother-in-law and her mom. My father-in-law purchased placards for them, as well as himself (covered as he is alive) that has a place in...  more »
  • Rated "Excellent" by me primarily because of the vegetarian restaurant on the premises, which they don't like to call a restaurant, but it is. Outstanding vegetarian food, maybe the best in Vancouver....  more »
  • We "stumbled upon" this Buddhist Temple and gardens near to our airport hotel near YVR. It was so interesting, we actually came back for another visit. As non-Buddhists, we learned quite a bit by taki...  more »
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  • A beautiful Chinese Buddhist temple with a lovely garden. The enormous golden Buddha sculptures are stunning and amazing. It’s very peaceful and nice to walk around. Gladly, they decrease the incense sticks to avoid the fragrant smoke. There is a small vegetarian restaurant for lunch only, and the food is appetizing. This place has a free parking and there is no admission fee. Note: No photography allowed.
  • 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.

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