International Buddhist Society, 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. Put International Buddhist Society at the forefront of your travel plans using our Richmond trip builder site .
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  • September 25, 2017
    The temple is a beautiful place to go to, as long as you stay away from the restaurant. We read so many positive reviews on the restaurant's vegeterian menu and on the fact you can have a nice meal on...  more »
  • August 31, 2017
    Quaint temple with a small chinese garden. Nice place for vegetarian food too. The parking can be a challenge on festival days as they have reduced some stalls. Otherwise it the nicest buddhist temple...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    This was one of the first temples I went to in Canada. It was very nice with the ponds and a simple processional entry. It looks small but there's another back courtyard. The sitting area by the garde...  more »
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  • June 30, 2017
    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.
  • April 20, 2017
    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.
  • June 15, 2017
    Youyou can see the amazing architecture of this place. It is so quiet and peaceful place.
  • March 20, 2017
    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!
  • March 9, 2017
    Beautiful and peaceful temple. Definitely a good place to spend some quiet moments.

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