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Museum of World Religions, Xinbei

(4.4/5 based on 15+ reviews on the web)
The Museum of World Religions is a museum in Yonghe District, New Taipei City, Taiwan.The museum was founded by Venerable Hsin Tao (心道), 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 11 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.TransportationThe museum is accessible within walking distance North West from Yongan Market Station of the Taipei Metro.
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  • 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 »
  • The Museum is accessible within walking distance Northwest of the station of the Taipei Metro Yongan market the Museum presents exhibition of ten large different world religions.
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