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PaoChueh Temple, Taichung

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Religious Site
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. Arrange your visit to PaoChueh Temple and discover more family-friendly attractions in Taichung using our Taichung travel itinerary maker.
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  • We visited on a tour. Look at the Guidebook in advance, and only Golden Hotei who didn't. But it actually went first was Japanese graves on the left. Of the 14,000 people who died in the Taichung area before World War II. Regrettable died in Taiwan was under the rule of Japan in a land far away, feeling my chest hurt. Turn on the Interior of the bodhisattva Maitreya Golden.
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  • There are big Tinseltown laughing Buddha of great impact. Come to laugh, so I accepted love. The shroud to protect the temple's original temple of the concrete building. There is a Japanese cemetery.
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  • It's just a small temple within the heart of Taichung. There's a big laughing buddha within the temple compound. The original temple is already old and is covered with a bigger structure to protect it...  more »