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PaoChueh Temple

No.140 Jianxing Road, North District, Taichung, Taiwan
+886 4 2233 5179
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This should be No 1 in Taichung

The Big golden Smiling Buddha is so beautiful, you will end up feeling so peaceful in this temple... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2017
Jayesh Chandra ... P
The biggest Budha

The biggest budha i have seen in Taiwan. Very impressive although the other atractions are not very... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2017
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  • Average33%
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No.140 Jianxing Road, North District, Taichung, Taiwan
+886 4 2233 5179

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Reviewed 6 June 2017

The Big golden Smiling Buddha is so beautiful, you will end up feeling so peaceful in this temple. There is a Japanese Shinto shrine at the back. And a smaller smiling Buddha. I went when it was raining heavily with all offices closed. But it...More

1  Thank Jayesh Chandra ... P
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

The biggest budha i have seen in Taiwan. Very impressive although the other atractions are not very interesting.

Thank menachemle
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Not much here, but if you've got some time, it's always nice to take a picture with a giant buddha. People on your social media will freak out.

Thank Tyler S
Reviewed 25 March 2017

It's just a small temple within the heart of Taichung. There's a big laughing buddha within the temple compound. The original temple is already old and is covered with a bigger structure to protect it from the elements. Though it's small, it's a busy one...More

Thank shinji_731
Reviewed 4 March 2017

The Giant statue of Buddha is impressive and can be seen from the neighbor streets. What I found unique here is that the Buddha statue is not inside a building. The temple’s building located nearby the statue is nice. The temple worth a stop to...More

1  Thank envne
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This temple is a must see. The Buddha is the biggest I have ever seen. The temple at this location are nicely maintained and many people are meditating in the proximity. Be quiet, respectful and take in this experience nearby the gigantic statue!

1  Thank Florian H
Reviewed 28 December 2016

The premise housed a Temple, a Columbarium, and a charming Buddha Statue. We visited on a Sunday morning and it was rather quiet. And we came here mainly to get a photo with the 7th storey high statue, certainly enjoyed it. The windows located around...More

Thank Gary Y
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Cool & Different Above all a very quite place And there is more than a Buddha only Highly recommended!!

Thank Thomas d
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

The large Buddha statue is a must-see. This is one of those somewhat lesser-known attractions, so you shouldn't have to worry about crowds. This is definitely a place to visit for pictures.

Thank ExpattyCake
Reviewed 26 September 2016

You wouldn't know from the street, but as you come in, your temple views give way to the giant Golden Buddha. A must-see for tourists and locals. Since parking is typically problematic in Taichung, walk or take the bus, but well-worth it.

Thank KB C
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17 May 2017|
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Response from envne | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest you to take a taxi, unless you speak the Chinese language, can manage to use the bus system and ready to change bus lines.
27 July 2016|
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Response from TuxedoChico | Reviewed this property |
It is free. However,donations are always accepted at temples. If you light incense (3 sticks is customary) and/or burn paper "money," a contribution is expected.

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