Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple, Sandakan

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On a hilltop overlooking the town and its harbor, Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple is the largest Chinese temple in the area. If you wish to learn about the history and significance of this shrine, sign up for a guided tour of the city--visits to the temple are usually included in most day trips. Make Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple a part of your Sandakan vacation plans using our Sandakan day trip planner.
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  • This majestic temple built in 1987 stands on a hilltop overlooking the sea. The entrance is being greeted with Lord Buddha statues and each one is tilted as the road is uphill. A must see place. Decor...  more »
  • No easy path to walk so we took bus from Gentingmas bus station. After bus wound up the hill, we got off by a school and followed map app side roads north to temple. According to driver we could also ...  more »
  • Nice temple of olden days. You can buy joss sticks for RM3 and Light it up. Very old temple. A must see. Can easily walk here from Harbour mall or 4 point Sheraton.  more »

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On the main road leading into Sandakan simple hotels offer comfortable rooms, providing easy access to the area's natural attractions. In the town itself, the most popular accommodations cluster around the harbor and surrounding districts. Close to the water, you can find everything from backpacker hostels to popular chain hotels. Have a look at Jalan Leila, running west of the harbor--here, well-placed hotels ensure ease of travel to surrounding areas.
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