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Chuang Yen Monastery, Carmel

(4.7/5 based on 95+ reviews on the web)
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  • This is a lovely place to visit. A must see if you are driving along 301, one of the most beautiful roads around Putnam County.  more »
  • After the residential area, it is very unexpected to find such a large and colorful building in the middle of these woods. The beautiful statues are just a taste of what you will find inside.  more »
  • The grounds are beautiful. The monastery is very interesting. The kids enjoyed it. There were a lot of Buddhas and statues to see.  more »
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  • I visited for the first time today (July 10, 2016). It is peaceful, tranquil and promotes unity and happiness. I was transfixed with the surroundings and how beautiful it was and how well they kept their property. I visited the Big Buddha and shared some prayers outside the Hall. Can you tell me the significance of the 18 statues that lead to the Great Buddha Hall? I also got to say 'Hello' to the elephants at the top of the walkway. They are my spirit animal and they give me strength, prosperity and keep me safe. I plan to come back to visit regularly. Thank you all!
  • The place is amazing. Everyone should know the teachings of Buddha. Gautam Buddha's birthplace is in India. Unfortunately we did not see any art, heritage or even language of India. The Chiniese and West now a days belongs Buddha rather than India. The question in my mind- why India expatriate Buddha?
  • Always very inspiring ....!love this place Like my home...my place to return when I feel lost..
  • An absolutely beautiful and quiet place to visit with Buddhist teachings. You can participate in prayer and just be at peace. They're not open during the winter months so do some research before you get there.
  • Did not have wifi and the statue of buddha was way to big. On the pkus side nice lawn.