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International Buddhist Society, Richmond
(4.6/5 based on 130 reviews on the web)
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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  • I found it interesting, but at the same time a place for a visit and nothing else, except if you are a practitioner. Various restricted areas to photograph.
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  • Getting here is a bit far (considering there's pretty much no shops or restaurants on this street and it is quite far from skytrain) - we took the bus from brighouse and it was about a 25 minute ride....  more »
  • Wow, so much detail and culture. There were some signs, but wish there were more as I wanted it to be a learning experience for me. 
  • 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'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!