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Xuanzhuang Temple, Nantou

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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 family vacation planner to arrange your visit to Xuanzhuang Temple and other attractions in Nantou.
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  • I went to 10/2016. I stopped by while on a bicycle around Sun Moon Lake. I never realized and there are Xuanzang's journey to the famous to worship at the temple. Contains the relics of Xuanzang was moved here from Saitama Prefecture jion-ji Temple. Reliquary containing the relics can be seen even on the 3rd floor of the temple. Admission is free of charge.
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  • Nice views and immaculate floors, take your shoes off and observe or meditate silently. Has the only public toilet in the area, which is good to know, if you're ever in trouble at Sun Moon lake  more »
  • We drove around Sun Moon Lake during our visit and came by this temple on our travels. It is well shaded with plenty of trees and covered seating areas with good views over the lake. It was quite sere...  more »