PaoChueh Temple, North District

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#1 of 18 in Historic Sites in Taichung
Built in 1927, PaoChueh Temple attracts visitors with its giant Buddha, which stands seven stories tall in tribute to the temple's resident deity, Gautama Buddha. While the rest of the temple is relatively small, the massive statue makes for great photography opportunities. However, you can also seek out some of the smaller delights, like the fish pond, the garden, and the smaller Japanese temple nearby. This blend of Taiwanese and Japanese Buddhism signifies the reconciliation and healing that occurred between the two cultures after World War II. Find out how to plan Taichung trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • As the Guidebook did have big Buddha, but not tourists. Guidebook was written and put in at the entrance and did not.
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  • I 15-minute walk from the nearest train station... large temple feels like temple with no local people. Style style is different from Japan in the time of summer when I visited was so good. Feel relieved somehow painted in Tinseltown, but so very cute face... especially aren't interested without too good and would visit.
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  • Beside the bustling streets, the big Maitreya Buddha is very obvious. There is also a square in the temple. There are not many light visitors, and it is a relaxing and leisurely atmosphere to enter the audience. It's convenient to stop the car and it's a good place to visit.
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  • Peaceful and the 6 stories tall Buddha took my breath away when it was lighted by sunrise.
  • A beautiful temple with a giant golden Buddha
  • Big buddha.. nuf said 😂
  • Nothing much too see apart from big laughing buddha
  • I agree with the previous comment. Practically nothing in here. Not worth visiting (for tourists) not unless you want to pray. A little bit far too from the other tourist destinations like the parks and museums.
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