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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. Use our Richmond travel itinerary planner to add International Buddhist Society and other attractions to your Richmond vacation plans.
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  • 在Richmond的觀音寺,由香港移民所建立,揉合台灣,香港,泰國等佛教特色,乾凈中稍嫌粗俗,港台最賺錢的工作,就是蓋廟作廟公,一面以宗教慈善為外皮,則實撈利自肥.  more »
  • People love going to go to the temple to give their thanks and pray. It's also listed as a tourist site, as a must visit for Richmond visitors. One thing you must realize is that it is a business ente...  more »
  • A beautiful personal Zen zone- anyone who visits this reputable spiritual temple would be hard-pressed not to find tranquillity and even a glimpse of heightened spiritual awareness during your strolli...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Temple is busy on special dates and during the lunar new year. Otherwise it's best to go on a weekday when it's not as busy. Vegetarian meals in the tiny restaurant are good...it's kinda hidden in the back of the temple.
  • This place is very impressive.My wife spotted this place as we were driving by.What a surprise of a most unique place.I have traveled throughout Asia and saw many famous pagodas and this one laid out in a very traditional manor.
  • Beautiful temple with free parking! A definite see in Richmond!
  • Amazing place complete with gardens. There is an incredible golden Buddha statue but you are asked not to take photos. Definitely worth a look!