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Fo Guang Shan Monastery, Kaohsiung

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Learn about Buddhism and enjoy the spectacular countryside views at Fo Guang Shan Monastery, 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 Monastery on your holiday in Kaohsiung, and find out what else Kaohsiung has to offer, use our Kaohsiung trip builder.
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Kaohsiung caters to a range of budgets and styles in the accommodations it provides for its guests. To keep things simple and easy, take a look at the options close to Formosa Boulevard, the station where the two metro lines intersect. To the north lies the main train station, and the area has been dotted with high-rise hotels, both standard and luxurious. Backpacker-friendly hostels are never too far away in this district, while a number of traditional guesthouses can be found in the surrounding residential areas. Atmospheric, and usually budget-friendly, they provide a good option to for those wanting a side of the city other than the ultra-modern one of the central area.
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  • This is a must see. The facilities are a tribute to one man leading many people to achieve much. The temples are magnificent and I've visited many the around the world, this is one of the best. The th...  more »
  • This is a must see museum. And take a day for it. The lay out is large with some steep roads. Shops sell fromm cheap to very expensive. A very good acrobatics shows was for free.  more »
  • The monastery is an must see. Beautiful statues, temples, lakes. We show the massive dining hall, the gardens. Learned about the Buddhism religion. Monks were very open to talking and giving you liter...  more »
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  • Excellent, there is a strong feel of home. A sense of belonging and the staff n venerables are friendly..
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Very very great Buddha Area (including a Buddha Memorial Center, a Monastery...). You should have at least 1 day visiting here. Many nice views