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PaoChueh Temple, Taichung

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#1 of 10 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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  • 30+ years ago my wife lived in Taichung and came here often. This temple and Buddha were in a thriving neighborhood and are now walled off and poorly maintained. The Buddha is closed for entry. We enj...  more »
  • By bus from the bus station near the train station, 干城 iron units in 5-6 minutes, bus stop accessible in 5 minutes on foot. In the great temple, well-maintained green precinct, was beautiful. Main temple is still great Buddha in gold on the far right. Very large, was impressive with a pleasant smile.
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  • Taichung is not turistic city at all. There is quite nice city park (15min far from train station) rainbow village and this statue of big smiling budha is the only interesting in the city. I spent the...  more »

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Look at the Central District for the main accommodations in Taichung. This area contains the majority of the city's high-rise chain hotels, both luxurious and standard, along with a few simple guesthouses, family-run boutique establishments, and hostels. Xitun District features a number of eco-friendly hotels, with the emphasis very much of green grounds, spa relaxation, and restaurants with diverse, seasonal menus. Guesthouses and apartment rentals can be found in the more residential districts encircling the city center.
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