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Fo Guang Shan Monastery, Kaohsiung

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Religious Site
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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TripAdvisor
  • It was worth came in sweaty climbed up to the top! We recommend be taken in various the Buddha is real wide also... walking.
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  • 一直都沒想要來佛光山,覺得這種宗教地方也就那樣,沒想到這裡很大很美,特別是現在沒太多人時,帶老人小孩都好逛!我們還留到晚上,燈光全開時也太漂亮了,很值得來  more »
  • It is a must-see spot in the city even you were not a buddist, structured temples, Buddas were everywhere in the mountain from walking up hill. There were also different types of plantation and flower...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Very very great Buddha Area (including a Buddha Memorial Center, a Monastery...). You should have at least 1 day visiting here. Many nice views
  • I recommend going, but be prepared to walk and take many pictures. The buffet is definitely a must.
  • The place was serene and peaceful, practically unlike most Buddhists temples and/or monasteries I have seen throughout the mainland China. Free vegetarian diet was provided for lunch while donation was encouraged but not enforced. Most of the buildings and outdoor landscapes were completely open for visitors, the only exception being the university facilities and abodes inside the monastery. There were shuttle tour vehicle services across the university and the temple building; shuttling from the main temple to the Buddha's Memorial Hall only took around 15 mins.
  • You can spend a whole day here exploring. Definitely huge..