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Fo Guang Shan Monastery

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At the north-east of Dashu Township in Kaohsiung City on the left bank of the Gaoping 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 Amitabha 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 Amitabha 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.

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

Nat'l Hwy 3 → Exit at the Yanchao System Interchange → Nat'l Hwy 10 → Exit at the Lingkou Interchange → Prov. Hwy 29 → Xingtian Rd.

  1. Take THSR to Zuoying Station, transfer Kaohsiung City Bus 8501 (Pass By Fo Guang Shan) to Fo Guang Shan stop.
  2. Take TRA to Kaohsiung Station, transfer Kaohsiung City Bus 8009, 8010 to Fo Guang Shan stop.
  3. Take TRA to Fongshan Station, transfer Kaohsiung City Bus Dashu Blessing A or B to Fo Guang Shan stop.

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Last update time: 2021-08-25
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