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Chung Tai Chan Monastery, Nantou
(3.9/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web)
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. Put Chung Tai Chan Monastery and other Nantou attractions into our Nantou travel itinerary maker, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • This temple is the greatest one-day journey, it is not now and never had a priest at this temple, University classrooms up to 1,000 rooms, so that is one of the most modern in Taiwan. Be careful with the kinda struck here.
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  • 十分雄偉的寺廟,尤其是大殿內的四大天王。 大殿旁設有博物館,內有非常珍貴的佛教相關文物。還有另設,並開幕不久的博物館。 佛教信徒不可錯過的地方。 
  • It is really impressive. It is a mixture of tradition and modernity essential visit. The entrance is free. It is forbidden to speak in and is strict. We had no concerted visit but we ask permission to the monks and we were able to visit the plant 5 and 16 with them. In these plants photos cannot be although I didn't know it and did some. That Yes, the explanations in Taiwanese, but worth it. Simply impressive. Compulsory visit.
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  • The best template I have never visited.
  • A great place for all.
  • 漂亮一個字佛教廟拜拜
  • 中臺禪寺為惟覺法師辛苦建立的,因佛法無邊無際,中臺禪寺以中台四箴行的理念,作為弘法標竿、修行準則, 中台四箴行 對上以敬、對下以慈、對人以和、對事以真 為落實佛法生活化,惟覺大和尚法師特為四眾弟子開出「中台四箴行」作為日常行持之圭臬。 超喜歡這裡的!佛法慈悲為懷!
  • 中台禪寺主建築長230公尺、寬130公尺,建築高度從地面到塔尖高度達136公尺,樓高37樓,為目前世界及台灣最大、最高的佛教寺廟及世界第二高東方、佛教建築,僅次於位在江蘇省常州市的天寧寶塔,該佛塔高153.79公尺。