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Chung Tai Chan Monastery, Nantou

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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. 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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  • A must see in Taiwan, this monastery is gigantic. In fact it is a monastery to which is added a Museum of Buddhism. Like the other one are impressive. There should be a full day for the visit. Restaurants on site, small Tip: side monastery it is possible to eat for free in a small dining hall (welcome gift).
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  • When I saw the face of big Buddha in this temple is not religion as it is to me very very much and is being held, was taped. Why not be taken again without regard to religion? Very helpful in the temple's vegetarian restaurant, good.
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  • 有人說台灣最好賺的行業就是蓋廟作廟公,中台禪寺就是其中之一,寺內佛像擺設,高,大,俗不可耐,這是台灣人精神低俗的象徵  more »
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  • 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。