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Fo Guang Shan

No.153, Xingtian Road, Dashu District, Kaohsiung 84049, Taiwan
+886 7 656 1921
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At the north-east point of Dashu Township in Kaohsiung county, South Taiwan, Fo Guang Shan Monastery (literally translated as Buddha’s Light Mountain Monastery) sits on a bamboo hill on the left bank of the Gaoping river. Here you will find the headquarters of a prominent Buddhist order, established by Master Hsing Yun and his disciples. The architecture of the buildings within the monastery complex is characteristic of the traditional Buddhist monastery, but one may be pleasantly surprised with the array of visitor-friendly amenities on offer. The southeastern face of Fo Guang Shan Monastery features the prominent Great Buddha Land, which is home to a standing Buddha image of 48 metres in height, and 480 smaller Buddha images that surround it. English-speaking visitors may find information and maps in English at the Reception, and prior contact via email can be made to discuss free tour options.
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No.153, Xingtian Road, Dashu District, Kaohsiung 84049, Taiwan
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

Wonderful place to visit. Quiet and peaceful and beautiful. A lot of walking and some steps. Hot if sunny as there is a lot of outdoor activity.

Thank upstategirl1949
Huicheng S, Guest Relations Manager at Fo Guang Shan, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Thank you for your review. Indeed, there are many opportunities to be out in the sun while at Fo Guang Shan, so it is a good idea to bring a hat.

Reviewed 17 April 2017

Worth visiting when going to the Guang Shan Buddha Museum as they are located next to each other. Be prepared for a lot of walking. We took a cab out to the monastery and had him wait as we toured it given there are not...More

1  Thank DKJPUS
Huicheng S, Guest Relations Manager at Fo Guang Shan, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

Thank you for your review. Indeed, Fo Guang Shan Monastery is worth a visit, and will require at least half a day to see the various places around the complex. There are shuttle that run between Fo Guang Shan Monastery and it's Buddha Museum next...More

Reviewed 26 March 2017

It is a must-see spot in the city even you were not a buddist, structured temples, Buddas were everywhere in the mountain from walking up hill. There were also different types of plantation and flowers, which lily might be one of the best species.

Thank Chun pang L
Huicheng S, Guest Relations Manager at Fo Guang Shan, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2017

Thank you for your review. Indeed, there are many types of flora here, and Spring time is a good time to see the blossoms.

Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

很壮观和宁静。到台湾必定要到佛光山观光。travelers must go to this temple feel the biggest in taiwan. Please take note. Temple will close every tuesday.

Thank Hk W
Huicheng S, Guest Relations Manager at Fo Guang Shan, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2017

Thank you for your review. Indeed, Fo Guang Shan is the biggest monastery in Taiwan, and has many attractions to visit. Please note that only the Buddha Museum is closed on Mondays, while the rest of the monastery is open 7 days a week, thanks!

Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

The entire complex is huge and even if you're not religiously inclined, it's worth a visit to just stroll the grounds. There's an area with a massive Buddha surrounded by what seems like hundreds of smaller gold Buddha statues is absolutely breathtaking.More

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Huicheng S, Guest Relations Manager at Fo Guang Shan, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2017

Thank you for your review. Indeed, the place you visited is the Big Buddha Land, a very popular attraction to many visitors. It is advisable to set aside a whole day to see the whole place, and even more if you wish to experience the...More

Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

A must visit in Kaoshiung! Very nice! Amazing structures! Make sure you have eaten as you will need to do long walk. How to get there: Turn left when you get out Zuoying station. You can see a bus on the left side going Fo...More

Thank Bengel d
Reviewed 10 March 2017

fo guang shan has a wide embracing place for us to know the goodness of the humanity . and through the humanistic buddhism ,they guide and pursuit the human needs i am very happy to know the fo guang shan, because of it, i saw...More

Thank rheyan
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Nice place to visit, peaceful environment, food here is also very nice, people here are also friendly

Thank panda0912
Huicheng S, Guest Relations Manager at Fo Guang Shan, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2017

Thank you for your review. Indeed, the ambiance here is peaceful. It is our monastery's ethos to make people feel at home here.

Reviewed 5 March 2017

There is free vegetarian and accommodation provided in the monastery. Museum,art gallery,Zen meditation hall,Buddhist study institution,graveyard, and old folks home, orphan home, ex-junior elementary school is inside the compound. You also may find a Lychee garden beside the place. Please respect everyone in the monastery,...More

Thank Xavier8787
Huicheng S, Guest Relations Manager at Fo Guang Shan, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

Hello, thank you for your review. There are indeed many things to see within he monastery compound, so it is advisable to set aside a whole day to see it all.

Reviewed 4 March 2017

Very scenic and interesting complex which we visited prior to visiting the nearby, much larger, museum. Quite hilly though golf carts are available for the handicapped. However these can't go up the steep paths to the large golden buddha at the top. So some walking...More

Thank Linda-wanderer
Huicheng S, Guest Relations Manager at Fo Guang Shan, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

Thank you for your review. The monastery is indeed set on a range of five hills, and is indeed a good workout. We are currently working to make the complex as accessible possible.

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RoseMEngland
20 August 2017|
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Response from Squeenna | Reviewed this property |
1. From Zuoying THSR Station take 8501 (E-da shuttle bus) or Ha-Fo Express to Fo Guang Shan. The journey will take about 40 minutes. 2. From bus station in front of Kaohsiung Railway Station take 8010 or 8011 to Fo Guang... More
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Yuet018
27 June 2017|
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Response from Huicheng S | Property representative |
Hello, it definitely will be open. The Monastery is open 365 days a year, and the Museum is open everyday except Tuesdays. We look forward to having you at our Monastery.
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Yuet018
27 June 2017|
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Response from Huicheng S | Property representative |
Hello, you can either take the Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) to Zuoying THSR station, then take the Eda Shuttle or Hafo Shuttle to Fo Guang Shan . Taking the coach from Taipei to Kaohsiung is cheaper, but will be a much more... More
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