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Fo Guang Shan, Kaohsiung

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#2 of 33 in Historic Sites in Kaohsiung
Learn about Buddhism and enjoy the spectacular countryside views at Fo Guang Shan, a 100 hectare (247 acre) complex. The hilltop monastery houses around 1,000 monks and preserves a tooth relic of Buddha. Walk around the tranquil garden and visit all of the eight pagodas, as well as an enormous Buddha statue. While enjoying the peaceful surroundings, you can pray, meditate, or have a vegetarian meal in one of the onsite restaurants. The monks are happy to share their knowledge with visitors. To visit Fo Guang Shan on your holiday in Kaohsiung, and find out what else Kaohsiung has to offer, use our Kaohsiung trip builder.
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  • August 18, 2017
    If you are searching for a place which will give you some peace of mind Fo Guang Shan monastery is the right place to be. Beautiful green gardens, amazing view, an interesting art gallery with collect...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    This place and people are enriching and empowering many lifes. Thank you so much. Auspicious blessings to all of you.  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    I spent a month in the monastery learning about Buddhism and learning to meditate. It was one of the most beautiful months I have ever experienced so far.  more »
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  • June 26, 2017
    Excellent, there is a strong feel of home. A sense of belonging and the staff n venerables are friendly..
  • July 23, 2017
    It is a huge place, one day is not enough to know all places, so enjoy and have more days.
  • November 28, 2016
    Incredible and huge place. A must-to-do in Taïwan! The interior of the main temple is beautiful, multiply when ceremony. Peoples are really nice there. You need at least 1 day to visit the most and take some long reading times.
  • January 9, 2017
    There is an old FGS and a new one. Old one more quiet and quaint. Just drive further down the parking lot to find it. New one is quite grand and while impressive, quite the tourist attraction!
  • January 29, 2017
    U can find Buddha dharma in Fo Guang When. Gazing at beautiful sceneries, in the blink of eye, I've never been to such a picturesque mountain like that.

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