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PaoChueh Temple

No.140 Jianxing Road, North District, Taichung, Taiwan
+886 4 2233 5179
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Good Temple

The View of the temple is very good.many people come to take a picture,in here if you not going to... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2016
Vebry S
via mobile
This Buddha's for you.

Sorry, the big guy is worth the visit though. The teens had become weary of shrines, temples and... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2016
Ed T
Helena, Montana
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  • Average34%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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No.140 Jianxing Road, North District, Taichung, Taiwan
+886 4 2233 5179

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Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

The View of the temple is very good.many people come to take a picture,in here if you not going to pray and just want to take a picture. its just take a few minutes because the place not very large.

Thank Vebry S
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Sorry, the big guy is worth the visit though. The teens had become weary of shrines, temples and the like but took the earbuds out for this one.

1  Thank Ed T
Reviewed 20 March 2016

It's quite big, but not much to see inside the temple. However, we had a best cold noodle just crossing the street. Our driver/guide, James, recommended this small restaurant to us. One of the best food we had in Taichung.

Thank Lynn C
Reviewed 13 March 2016

Our family has been in Taichung for 7 months and has only seen the Laughing Buddha as we passed by in a vehicle. It's been on our list of places to visit for a long time and we finally went yesterday. We are so glad...More

1  Thank TuxedoChico
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

Taiwan is full of temples and there are many excellent sites, but a 27m gold Maitreya Buddha is definitely unique! The smaller Japanese temple dates to 1928 & honors Shakyamuni Buddha. Worth a quick visit.

Thank Rob D
Reviewed 22 February 2016

For a temple that's free to enter and has a huge Buddha, I can't really complain. And the area is fairly quiet, too, with a tiny, well kept garden. Still, it's a very small temple and not much else to see, except the bizarre, gigantic...More

1  Thank Luke L
Reviewed 11 February 2016

The size of this Buddha is so impressive. If your trip to Taichung allows, it you must make this a destination.

Thank Louise W
Reviewed 15 December 2015

The giant Buddha is interesting, but not the real find at this site. I was very intrigued by the new temple built around the old one. There's not much more here than a few minutes' walk around the grounds, though.

1  Thank TheBortz
Reviewed 3 December 2015 via mobile

The original wooden temple is housed within the newer one & the architecture of the place has been so well designed that the two buildings stand in harmony. Within are the Buddhas. The huge Buddha is sited to the right of these buildings, not obviously...More

1  Thank bwtripper
Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

We really loved this place with this happy huge buhda! The japanese temple just beside is also beautiful

1  Thank krysmittnacht
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17 May 2017|
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Response from envne | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest you to take a taxi, unless you speak the Chinese language, can manage to use the bus system and ready to change bus lines.
27 July 2016|
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Response from TuxedoChico | Reviewed this property |
It is free. However,donations are always accepted at temples. If you light incense (3 sticks is customary) and/or burn paper "money," a contribution is expected.