Chuang Yen Monastery, Carmel

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  • The grounds are beautiful, with great nature access, interesting statuary, numerous buildings you can enter, etc. It was a nice hour of strolling the grounds and exploring, take some photos, etc. We w...  more »
  • Beautiful, peaceful place to stop and see the largest Buddha in the western hemisphere. Nice grounds and gift shop.  more »
  • It was a very nice weather in October with high 70s. The lunch was okay. If they can come with soup would be nicer.  more »
  • Peaceful yes, til my kids got out of the car!... parent humor sorry. But it was a nice walk... perhaps need a path alongside the roads... cars were zipping by pretty quick towards the exit direction. Children were doing camp there when we visited. It was nice but since I've had my eyes full with historical places dating back 1000s of yrs... It had a new charm. Think my 3 stars was when I went up steps to see a thousand lotus... for some weird reason I associate lotus flowers with temples. Today I was dissapointed to see none... or maybe just didn't walkaround long enough.
  • Visited there yesterday, and had a very pleasant experience. The environment is nice and peaceful, and they supply tons of free Buddhism books. Also heard a beautiful chanting in Guan Yin Hall, which is also a perfect place for Meditation. But missing lunch there, and lunch is only available for Saturday and Sunday. Will visit there again.
  • During college I used to visit as a part of Sociology classes... Certainly a very pristine, quiet, peaceful place. One of simplicity and insight. Plus they enjoy groups visiting and you get to learn a lot of insight into the Buddhist Culture
  • Gorgeous place. Temple is so open and tranquil. Grounds are wonderful place to walk around. Lunch is delicious
  • This is the best place for any New Yorker to have a peaceful moment and enjoy the traditional Chinese style temple.

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