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International Buddhist Society (Buddhist Temple)

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Address: 9160 Steveston Hwy, Richmond, British Columbia V7A 1M5, Canada
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+1 604-274-2822
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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The International Buddhist Temple is one of the largest Buddhist temples in...

The International Buddhist Temple is one of the largest Buddhist temples in North America, housing the largest Buddhist statue on the continent and the largest Buddhist mural in the world.

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A great finale to our trip in BC

We had a couple of hours to spare before heading to the airport for a flight home and this was a perfect spot to visit. Serene and beautiful. The temple opens at 9:30 but you can... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a couple of hours to spare before heading to the airport for a flight home and this was a perfect spot to visit. Serene and beautiful. The temple opens at 9:30 but you can go earlier and see the grounds.

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North Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 20 April 2017

Peaceful place to rest your soul and pray for world peace. Do not bring your own incense - these are to be purchased there for $3 (set of 3); light incense at the fire pit at the entrance. Pray to each GOD. Inside the main temple you may find Buddhist Monks chanting; here you may give thanks and gratitude -... More 

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Richmond, Canada
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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

People love going to go to the temple to give their thanks and pray. It's also listed as a tourist site, as a must visit for Richmond visitors. One thing you must realize is that it is a business enterprise, but we still go and make our donations. They have spent lots of money, as they have collected a lot... More 

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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

A beautiful personal Zen zone- anyone who visits this reputable spiritual temple would be hard-pressed not to find tranquillity and even a glimpse of heightened spiritual awareness during your strolling. Even if you're not a Buddhist, there are many features to delight your experience, I often come here just for a change of scenery and a short mental break -the... More 

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Getting here is a bit far (considering there's pretty much no shops or restaurants on this street and it is quite far from skytrain) - we took the bus from brighouse and it was about a 25 minute ride. However the temple itself was beautiful. Coming from China I have to say although this is quite a new temple it... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Wow, so much detail and culture. There were some signs, but wish there were more as I wanted it to be a learning experience for me.

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Lethbridge, Canada
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

Went to the temple on a Saturday and glad we stopped by. Beautiful grounds and statues and really enjoyed the visit as I have never been to a Buddhist temple before. Beautiful architecture and Buddha statues and enjoyed the aroma of incense everywhere.

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Thank Cantal
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Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped by and toured the Buddhist temple on our way through Richmond. The staff are very welcoming and it was a very lovely temple. Most of what you can see is outdoors so I suggest you go on a day that is not raining

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Love drive to this place when feel free, it's so peaceful and love staying or walk around ! The veg restaurant is good only feel a little bit expensive .. It's a good environment and I know they also have studying lesson both in English or Chinese too!

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New Westminster, Canada
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

The Buddhist Temple in Steveston/Richmond is an impressive building complex. I have been passing it occasionally, but I never have had the time to go inside. Finally, few weeks ago I visited that place with my friend. I always like the calm environment of a temple to relax and to meditate. They also offered free meals, but I felt not... More 

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