This is a must see if you ever visit Kaohsiung and well worth the taxi fare. It is a massive site and not difficult to spend several hours exploring the many buildings, temples... read more
At the north-east point of Dashu Township in Kaohsiung county, South...
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.