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Sacred Fokuangshan

Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Sacred Fokuangshan


  • 6
    hrs Estimate Duration
  • Meal

Immerse yourself in Buddhism at Taiwan's largest Buddhist monastery, Fokuangshan, a serene mountain complex overlooking the Kaoping River. Approaching the monastery founded in 1967 by Buddhist master Shingyun, you’ll notice several giant statues of Buddha in the distance. Painstakingly built into the mountainside, Fokuanghan or Light of Buddha Mountain features an array of characteristic temples, meditation halls, gardens and exhibition halls displaying spectacular religious artifacts. Nearly 15,000 lanterns rest in the openings of the walls of the four shrines, with Tahsiungpao being the largest of the shrines.

Understand the intent of making Buddhism relevant in modern life as you tour Fokuangshan's impressive Buddhist Cultural Museum, filled with ritual instruments, beautiful calligraphy, and significant objects d' art carved out of jade, bronze and porcelain. The works are from various countries and time periods, providing an in-depth view of Buddhism.

You’ll be treated to a vegetarian luncheon at Fokuangshan consisting of traditional dishes made with fresh, locally grown ingredients.

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Note: This tour involves approximately 2 1/2 hours of moderate walking with numerous steps to negotiate.

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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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