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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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  • 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 
  • 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 »
  • I did not know the journey to Japan even the story is famous, they have really. Xuanzang called sutras in India journey home and translated the Sanskrit into Chinese. It is on the shore of Sun Moon Lake, location is good.
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