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Chung Tai Chan Monastery

No. 2 Jhongtai Road | Puli, Nantou County 54544, Taiwan
+886 4 9293 0215
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Sun Moon Lake and Nantou Cultural Experience with Wine and Tea Tasting
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“main hall” (4 reviews)
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No. 2 Jhongtai Road | Puli, Nantou County 54544, Taiwan
+886 4 9293 0215
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

feel peace, Monastery facing great view, went with tour guide, hot under the sun, cooling under the shade. nice architectural work.

Thank unspokentruth
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

The monastery was impressive. All visitors have to be led by monastery guides if they wish to visit the upper floors. The commentary was informative but only given in Mandarin and Hokkien. There was a fair bit of walking and in certain areas of the...More

Thank 8snowflake8
Reviewed 21 August 2017

It's not really known to foreigners (or even Chinese.) but this is a relatively new (built around 2002) super Buddhist temple built in central Taiwan, the level of architecture ( and money spending ) on this place is mind boggling. certainly worth a good look.

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

This monastery is about an hour from Taichung city. No subway there, need to take taxi from the city. There was a museum beside. Didn't have time to go. So, I would suggest to spend at least 2-3 hours in both areas.

Thank broniac2016
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Quite incredible place to visit, you would't expect this size of monument in such a remote place. Even though temples can be quite similar I do recommend to visit. The place surrounding the temple belongs to the Buddhist and the nature is beautiful!

Thank 990leap
Reviewed 3 June 2017

The whole building and grounds are exceptional! They hurry you through the inside areas near all the artifacts and buddhas, but you can take pictures. We didn't go in the museum this trip but would have liked to.

Thank lifeisforfun
Reviewed 28 April 2017

I have visited this monastery in April 2017 with colleagues of the Asian University of Taichung. The place is wonderful in the heart of a green landscape. The 1st floor is a very big hall with huge statues (four Kings) and buddhas or boddhisatvas (could...More

1  Thank JosephinePT
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We feel quite conflicted by the monastery. On one hand its scale and ambition is huge and the architecture is amazing. On the other hand the amount that it cost to build (our guide book quotes an estimated cost of £110m US dollars) seems at...More

Thank mikeedeedee
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Per our tour guide, this was some special Buddhist temple that we were visiting. So when we got here, it was a surprise to see this place as more a monastery that was not the typical Buddhist temple that we were expecting. The place was...More

Thank T_Rex_Toyota
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

One of the top three temples in Asia in my opinion, along with Todai-ji Temple in Nara and Fa Men Temple in Xi'an. Been to all three each have their lineage and history worth a visit if in the area for sure it's gigantic

Thank daikin
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Response from Richard C | Reviewed this property |
It's not impossible but for foreigners it's difficult. The best option is to find the Nantou Bus ' station near the main train station (not the Highspeed one ) and take either 6899 or 6670 to PULI station. ( The main bus... More