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Fo Guang Shan
Top 12 in Can't Miss Attractions

4.7/5
154 Reviews
Temple
Liked by 11
Closed Open from 8:30am-5:30pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-3 hours
Address: No.1 Tongling Road, Tongling Lane, Dashu District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
Official website: https://www.fgs.org.tw/
Phone: +886-7-6561921

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  • PaulSiow
    PaulSiow
    Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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    Big monastery area

    We took a bus to Fo Guang Shan from Zuoying HSR Station and the journey was less than an hour. Fare was reasonable and journey was comfortable. Fo Guang Shan is a big area to walk with many beautiful...

    Reviewed on /Date(1603159995000+0800)/
  • young87lee
    young87lee
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    Nice temple

    This temple is really stunning! It was super impressive i can’t really describe this temple well. But it’s must-visit place!

    Reviewed on /Date(1588463886000+0800)/
  • Geoff C
    Geoff C
    Brisbane
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    This Buddhist Monastery, committed to promoting acts of goodness and giving to others, is well worth a visit.

    In January 2020 my wife and I included a 6 night Wendy Wu private tour of Taiwan as part of our 18 day Asian trip we arranged to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. Our travels took us to Taipe...

    Reviewed on /Date(1588447924000+0800)/
  • brbrfur
    brbrfur
    Vancouver, British Columbia
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    So many things to do and see

    Fo Guang Shan is one of my favorites places in the world. I spent here my 2 weeks as a volunteer in January 2020. Volunteers, Monastics or just visitors, everyone here is really helpful and nice even...

    Reviewed on /Date(1585572909000+0800)/
  • Jumpcl100
    Jumpcl100
    New York City, New York
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    Nice day trip = very peaceful/relaxing

    I was in Kaohsiung for one day by cruise ship. We were there the day the museum was closed so we missed the hall of pagodas. Twas a beautiful day, a bit of a hike. Gardens are well kept, beautiful ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1585482350000+0800)/

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Introduction

Fo Guang Shan is an international Chinese Buddhist monastic order based in Taiwan that practices humanistic Buddhism. The headquarters of Fo Guang Shan, located in Kaohsiung’s Dashu District, is the largest Buddhist monastery in Taiwan. The organization is also one of the largest charity organizations in Taiwan. The large temple complex is attractive to visitors for the many exhibits on display and the many shrines located throughout the temple grounds.
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