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Hsi Lai Temple

Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Beautiful & serene Buddhist temple in Hacienda heights. The entire place was decorated with red... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Quest304580
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fontana,caifornia
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Far East in LA

Impressive temple made me feel I am back at the Far East. This place is awesome and sits on top of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Maria2628
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Los Angeles, California
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Hsi Lai Temple encompasses 15 acres and a floor area of 102,432 square feet. The temple's Ming (1268-1644 C. E.) and Ching (1644-1911 C.E.) dynasty architecture is faithful to the traditional style of buildings, gardens and statuary of traditional...more
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3456 Glenmark Dr, Hacienda Heights, CA 91745-6445
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful & serene Buddhist temple in Hacienda heights. The entire place was decorated with red Chinese lanterns and looked magical. Looks like they do this for the Chinese New Year. Temple grounds are well maintained. Check temple website for timings, activity schedule etc. Cafeteria serves...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Quest304580
Reviewed 1 week ago

Impressive temple made me feel I am back at the Far East. This place is awesome and sits on top of a hill which has a great view of the surroundings. It is free to enter to anyone regardless of faith. It has 2 waterfall...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Maria2628
Reviewed 13 January 2019 via mobile

Visit the temple in a Saturday afternoon. Note that the opening hour is from 9am to 5pm daily. The atmosphere is great and it makes you feel calm and stable. It is about 40 minutes away from LAX if there is no significant traffic on...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Edward-AA
Reviewed 9 November 2018

incredible culture learning landmark. Parking is free for all visitors. Very inexpensive vegeterian meals

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tu N
Reviewed 5 November 2018

If you want a real Chinese experience without the 15 hour plane ride - this is the place for you. It reminded me of temples I visited in China. I found a parking spot right up front on a Sunday at 1 p.m. I made...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

It is a great temple that is about 25 miles away from downtown Los Angeles. Impressive, quiet, peaceful, and relax are what you get by visiting the temple. There are art works in the hallway and a gift/book/tea shop. Except Monday, there are also art...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

I’ve wanted to see this temple for awhile. I’m so glad I did. It was worth the hour drive to it. I also had the vegetarian buffet and it was very good. The dining area is communal with long tables that you share. It was...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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HsiLaiTemple, General Manager at Hsi Lai Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

We are happy you enjoyed your visit to Hsi Lai Temple. See you again soon! =)

Reviewed 4 March 2018

We were fortunate enough to visit this temple during the New Year celebrations (february 2018). It was very busy and very cozy. A very beautiful temple that we will certainly try to visit again when it is less busy, to be able to enjoy the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Makkitje
HsiLaiTemple, General Manager at Hsi Lai Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

We are happy you enjoyed your visit to Hsi Lai Temple. See you again soon! =)

Reviewed 21 January 2018

they are non profit or they could charge big entrance fee; tv, tea, coffee, hot/cold water, books, paper, pens are free in the tea room retreat & around the ground - the food & drinks in the gift store are priced sweetly - don't be...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank bgram2016
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

Hsi Lai Buddhist Temple was pretty quiet when we visited recently. There are a ton of different buddha statues and Lady Buddha. If you see the big buddha with the little kids rub his belly for good luck in fertility.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Uni02
28 December 2018|
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Response from HsiLaiTemple | Property representative |
Pets aren't allowed in the temple. Thank you. You may find more visiting 101 information here
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Lopamudra B
14 April 2018|
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Response from Makkitje | Reviewed this property |
No problem ! But remember that you have to take a lot of steps before you reach the temple.
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lizzy4743
13 May 2017|
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Response from HsiLaiTemple | Property representative |
Temple is opening 9-5 everyday except the Museum is closed on Mondays.
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