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Xuanzhuang Temple, Nantou County

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#2 of 11 in Historic Sites in Nantou County
Learn about the Buddhist religion and enjoy the beauty of the architecture at Xuanzhuang Temple. Take a boat ride to cross the Sun Moon lake, followed by a short climb to reach the holy site. Go inside through the entrance, guarded by two golden lions, and see ancient relics belonging to the famous monk Hsuan Tsang. When you leave the temple from the back side, you’ll see a couple of paths that lead into the forest, where you can take a walk in the pristine nature. Take a moment to browse through the onsite gift shop, where you can find some distinctive souvenirs. Use our Nantou County trip itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Xuanzhuang Temple and other attractions in Nantou County.
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  • Xuan Zang Temple in the mountains, good color is not too high, soon to reach up to the mountains, a lot of people take pictures, especially the Sun Moon Lake on the mountain scenery is not wrong, you can view the Sun Moon Lake Temple under the tea leaves eggs good taste
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  • To accompany the Sun and Moon Lake, to reduce the walking schedule, and to come here, the first step is to climb the ladder is a bit of a waste of the elderly, but it does not matter, embark on a Chinese garden design and rest of the chair, easy to watch the beauty of Sun Moon Lake, is a quiet place.
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  • much less spectacular than its neighbour of wen wu merit a detour pou calm of its Park. Lake view is splendid.
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  • It's a small temple (nothing special for me) and very crowded. Maybe at sunrise or sunset is better.
  • A pleasant park within the compound. Great vista of the lake. A relic exhibition on the 3rd floor of the temple. We were there before 11am and there wasnt any tourist at all.
  • Nice place to take photo in the morning. Try the Ah Po tea leaf eggs. Nicer than most out there.
  • Temple is well maintained and clean. The grounds the same.
  • Good place to stop over before Ita Thao Village

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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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