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Fo Guang Shan Monastery

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At the north-east of Dashu Township in Kaohsiung County on the left bank of the Gaoping (Kaoping) river, a famous tourist destination is located. Here you will find the Buddhist center of South Taiwan, established my Master Hsing Yun and his disciples. The architecture of the temples is very characteristic, and at the southeastern side of Fo Guang Mountain (Guang Shan) Monastery the most prominent landmark of the region is found: a huge golden statue of Buddha Amitaabha which measures some 120 meters. The main square is surrounded by 480 standing Buddha's, while water and mountains form the magnificent scenery. The main structures consist of four temples, namely the Daxiongbao, the Dabei , the Dazhi and the Dashu shrines. The Daxiongbao shrine covers a large area and is the most imposing of all four shrines. The main god of worship here is Sakyamuni, while statues of Amitaabha is placed on the left and right sides. More than 10,000 Guanyin statues surround the temple. Buddha statues and lanterns of light rest in the 14,800 holes in the walls of the four shrines. The site counts more than a thousand Buddha statues, large and small.

Travel Information

(Traffic information is subject to change. Please check with the transportation station before departure.)
Transportation:

Nat'l Hwy 3 → Yanchao SIC. (toward Qi Mountain (Qishan) and Kaohsiung Interchange) → Nat'l Hwy 10 → Lingkou Interchange (exit at the Qi Mountain (Qishan) Dashu interchange) → Provincial Highway 29 → Xingtian Rd. → Fo Guang Mountain (Fo Guang Shan) Monastery

Public:

By Air:

  1. From Taipei International Airport fly to Kaohsiung on Mandarin Airlines.
  2. From Hualien Airport fly to Kaohsiung on Mandarin Airlines.

THSR:
Take the THSR to Zuoying Station, transfer to Harvard Express Line 502 or Eda Bus Fo Guang Shan Line 8501, get off at Fo Guang Shan stop.

TRA:
Take the TRA to Kaohsiung Station, transfer to Kaohsiung Bus (toward Chishan) to Fo Guang Shan Station.

Area Information

Last update time: 2020-10-06
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