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Fo Guang Shan Monastery

No.153, Xingtian Road, Dashu District, Kaohsiung 84049, Taiwan
+886 7 656 1921
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No.153, Xingtian Road, Dashu District, Kaohsiung 84049, Taiwan
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+886 7 656 1921

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The monastery is an must see. Beautiful statues, temples, lakes. We show the massive dining hall, the gardens. Learned about the Buddhism religion. Monks were very open to talking and giving you literature about their beliefs. Such a place for pilgrims that a very rich...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful place with lot of statues, small lake.temple etc. Quite large Monastery with all amenities. Large Dining hall. Museum , park and then Large Buddha Statue with many Golden statues.

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Huicheng S, Guest Relations Manager at Fo Guang Shan Monastery, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Indeed, the monastery offers traveler amenities, and is set on a picturesque parcel of land. There are many opportunities to be in the sun, so bringing a hat is recommended.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful place to visit. Quiet and peaceful and beautiful. A lot of walking and some steps. Hot if sunny as there is a lot of outdoor activity.

Thank upstategirl1949
Huicheng S, Guest Relations Manager at Fo Guang Shan Monastery, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Indeed, there are many opportunities to be out in the sun while at Fo Guang Shan, so it is a good idea to bring a hat.

Reviewed 17 April 2017

Worth visiting when going to the Guang Shan Buddha Museum as they are located next to each other. Be prepared for a lot of walking. We took a cab out to the monastery and had him wait as we toured it given there are not...More

Thank DKJPUS
Huicheng S, Guest Relations Manager at Fo Guang Shan Monastery, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Indeed, Fo Guang Shan Monastery is worth a visit, and will require at least half a day to see the various places around the complex. There are shuttle that run between Fo Guang Shan Monastery and it's Buddha Museum next...More

Reviewed 26 March 2017

It is a must-see spot in the city even you were not a buddist, structured temples, Buddas were everywhere in the mountain from walking up hill. There were also different types of plantation and flowers, which lily might be one of the best species.

Thank Chun pang L
Huicheng S, Guest Relations Manager at Fo Guang Shan Monastery, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Indeed, there are many types of flora here, and Spring time is a good time to see the blossoms.

Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

很壮观和宁静。到台湾必定要到佛光山观光。travelers must go to this temple feel the biggest in taiwan. Please take note. Temple will close every tuesday.

Thank Hk W
Huicheng S, Guest Relations Manager at Fo Guang Shan Monastery, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Indeed, Fo Guang Shan is the biggest monastery in Taiwan, and has many attractions to visit. Please note that only the Buddha Museum is closed on Mondays, while the rest of the monastery is open 7 days a week, thanks!

Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

The entire complex is huge and even if you're not religiously inclined, it's worth a visit to just stroll the grounds. There's an area with a massive Buddha surrounded by what seems like hundreds of smaller gold Buddha statues is absolutely breathtaking.More

Thank Paul H
Huicheng S, Guest Relations Manager at Fo Guang Shan Monastery, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Indeed, the place you visited is the Big Buddha Land, a very popular attraction to many visitors. It is advisable to set aside a whole day to see the whole place, and even more if you wish to experience the...More

Reviewed 10 March 2017

fo guang shan has a wide embracing place for us to know the goodness of the humanity . and through the humanistic buddhism ,they guide and pursuit the human needs i am very happy to know the fo guang shan, because of it, i saw...More

Thank rheyan
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Nice place to visit, peaceful environment, food here is also very nice, people here are also friendly

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Huicheng S, Guest Relations Manager at Fo Guang Shan Monastery, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Indeed, the ambiance here is peaceful. It is our monastery's ethos to make people feel at home here.

Reviewed 6 March 2017

There is free vegetarian and accommodation provided in the monastery. Museum,art gallery,Zen meditation hall,Buddhist study institution,graveyard, and old folks home, orphan home, ex-junior elementary school is inside the compound. You also may find a Lychee garden beside the place. Please respect everyone in the monastery,...More

Thank Xavier8787
Huicheng S, Guest Relations Manager at Fo Guang Shan Monastery, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for your review. There are indeed many things to see within he monastery compound, so it is advisable to set aside a whole day to see it all.

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phungphoenix
Hello, I am planning to travel to Fo Guang Shan Monastery from Kaohsiung, then from the monastery, I want to go straight to Tainan. Does the bus # 8050 still go to Tainan Station from Fo Guang Shan Monastery? Also, are there any lockers for large backpack storage? Thank you!
11 May 2017|
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Response from Huicheng S | Property representative |
Hello, the 8050 departs from Fo Guang Shan at 06:15 and 20:50. Unfortunately, there are no lockers available at the Monastery, thanks.
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nanac369
I understand that the Monastery is closed on Tuesdays. Is this true?
6 April 2017|
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Response from Huicheng S | Property representative |
Hello, thank you for your query. Please note that we are the older section of Fo Guang Shan, the Monastery itself. We are open Monday to Sunday, 0800 to 1700, although opening hours may be extended during festive seasons... More
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596yilinl
Hi Hi , Someone , please help me and my husband. I am arriving Kaohsiung on 9th February 2016 , 11.05 am . Understand is second day of CNY. I really wish to visit Fo Guang Shan on the same day cause I've only a day in Kaohsiung. Would I able to travel from Kaohsiung Airport to Fo Guang Shan ? Bad Traffic ? Is all the nite Market close for CNY or partial is open ? Please advise
1 February 2016|
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Response from dswlim | Reviewed this property |
Fu Guang Shan is open during the time you want to visit. If you land at the Kaoshiung Airport, you can take a taxi as suggested by previous users. Alternatively, you can do the following: Take a MRT subway and get off at... More
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