Chung Tai Chan Monastery, Nantou County

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The tallest Buddhist temple in the world, Chung Tai Chan Monastery affords visitors a look at an enormous modern place of worship, with impressive interior and decorations. Opened in 2001 by Grand Master Wei Chueh (instumental in revitalising Chan Buddhism in the country) after three years of planning and seven years of construction, the monastery provides modern Buddhists with a place of learning and spiritual cultivation. Fusing the ancient and the modern, the main building offers an huge array of sights across its 37 floors, with many spiritual halls, each lavishly furnished and housing impressive dieties. You'll need to pre-arrange a guided tour (English language options are available) to really delve further into the depths of the facility. Make sure you explore the picturesque gardens that surround the monastery. Use our Nantou County online tour planner to arrange your visit to Chung Tai Chan Monastery and other attractions in Nantou County.
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  • The Temple of the Four Kings is the Hall of the Shi, the four kings like to sit in the town around the temple, the Buddhist cultural relics show is very good, and the building itself is a Buddhist religion, which is one of the Buddhism's most important attractions.
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  • feel peace, Monastery facing great view, went with tour guide, hot under the sun, cooling under the shade. nice architectural work.  more »
  • In the middle of the center will certainly take a friend to see the golden splendor of the very strong observation of the Chung Chung Temple. As soon as I saw it, I saw that the Buddha was in a good mood. There is a Buddha in the temple. The vegetarian restaurant in Zen Monastery is very tasty and emperor. The dining room is spacious. quiet.
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  • Not very impressive. It's free but you can see just Giant statues of 4 kings and Buddha . Not even single sign or guide in English. The garden is lovely and smell of perfume in the air.
  • Beautiful and free! Great little trip from Taichung. Quiet and serene. Beautiful hand crafted gifts in the gift store. Wood sculpture museum is a must see.
  • The most beautiful Buddhist Monastery I've ever seen. Breathtaking!
  • find your inner peace here. Schedule a guide as much as possible so that one understand better about metaphor and true meaning about sculpture and building.
  • Amazing place, but be aware it closes at 5pm.

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Where to stay in Nantou County

As a base for explorations of the county, Nantou offers a wealth of accommodations for its many visitors, from the outdoorsy minded, to cultural adventurers and luxury-lovers. Take a look in the center of town to find a number of hotels of all types, along with some simple guesthouses. On the outskirts, particularly by the river to the north, sit a good selection of boutiques boasting views of the surrounding landscape. Many visitors to the county also get tempted by lakeside accommodations by Sun Moon Lake--arguably the main natural attraction of the county--to the south.
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