Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Taiwan  /  Xinbei  /  Museums  /  Museum Of World Religions

Museum Of World Religions, Xinbei

4.4
#10 of 16 in Museums in Xinbei
Specialty Museum Museum
The Museum of World Religions is a museum in Yonghe District, New Taipei City, Taiwan.

The museum was founded by Venerable Hsin Tao, a Buddhist monk, and set up through the Ling Jiou Mountain Buddhist Foundation. The museum building was designed by Ralph Appelbaum Associates, the designer of major American museums including the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC and the expansion of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

The Museum of World Religions was opened in 2001 by Hsin Tao. Further elaborate opening ceremonies were held on September 11th and in November 2002 with many religious leaders and others from around the world, including the President Chen Shui-bian. The Taiwanese architect and educator Han Pao-teh was the first curator.

The museum presents exhibits on ten different major world religions. It also features a model called \"Avatamsaka World\" illustrating the Avatamsaka Sutra.
Use our Xinbei vacation generator to visit Museum Of World Religions on your trip to Xinbei, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Source
Create an itinerary including Museum Of World Religions
map

Plans in Xinbei by other users

3 days in Taiwan BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Taiwan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, kids, popular PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Taiwan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE August, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: August, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Taiwan BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES August, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Taiwan BY A USER FROM BRUNEI July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Taiwan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Taiwan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, relaxing, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Taiwan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Taiwan BY A USER FROM VIETNAM July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Taiwan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Taiwan SEE PLAN December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Taiwan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans

Plan your trip to Xinbei

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Xinbei

Far more accommodations lie in adjacent Taipei than in Xinbei. That said, if you're keen to stay in Xinbei, you won't have any problems finding a place to sleep. Banqiao district offers the largest collection of hotels, guesthouses, and hostels in the new city, particularly around Fuzhong station. A similar variety, but greater number, of accommodations can be found in Taipei's central district, with a vast array of hotels great and small, guesthouses, hostels, and boutiques available to the east of the Tamsui River.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
20 reviews
Google
4.4
  • I found this Museum interesting, although nowhere near as detailed as I expected. It offers an easy guide to World religions using visuals, models and artefacts without going into many of the divides ...  more »
  • Details: - Price: NT150 (normal tourist price) - # of exhibits: 3 (1 permanent, 1 for kids and 1 special exhibit) - # of religions explained: around 9 to 10; includes the major religions The place is ...  more »
  • It was the perfect activity for a rainy day! First I got the best (and first) Vegetable-Rice-Lasagne I ever had. I was also offered some free tea for tasting. The water is for free as well. With a sat...  more »
Google
  • Excellent vegetarian restaurant. Some of the minor exhibits do not have English translation. It has a section with models of major religious sites which was pretty good! Regular price is $150 NT which I think is pretty fair since it's a pretty special museum to advocate religious diversity. There is a children's section for $80 or $200 for both that I didn't check out. There is a video on creation myths. Pretty cool to learn about different religions!
  • Very interesting museum where to gain more knowledge about world religions
  • good
  • ㊣★☆ A beautiful place.
  • 學術派對宗教有興趣的人,是一塊寶地。而且有一處愛的星球,是兒童樂園,以生命教育為主題。