Thursday, August 4, 2011

Fo Guang Shan Monastery

Date of Visited: 22 December 2010

First day at northern and second day at central of Taiwan.
Now, we are heading to southern part of Taiwan, Kaohsiung on the third day trip.

The first place that we visited in Kaohsiung is Fo Guang Shan. Does this sounds familiar for the Chinese? For those who unsure about this, no worry I will give a little bit background of this.

Fo Guang Shan literally means "Buddha's Light Mountain", is an international Chinese Mahayana Buddhist monastic order based in the Republic of China (Taiwan) and one of the largest Buddhist organisations. The one that located at Kaohsiung, is the headquarters which evolved from a mountaintop bamboo forest into the largest Buddhist monastery in Taiwan.

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No-duality gate

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There are many statues all over the place.

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Visiting this monastery required you to have a strong stamina because there are hundred of stairs you need to climb on.

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The main shrine

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L.O.V.E. and P.E.A.C.E.

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Finally, we saw the tall standing Golden Buddha statue and surrounded by 480 smaller golden Buddha statues.

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I thought it's Winter, therefore I wore long sleeve but who knows it is such hot weather as in Malaysia. Maybe because located at southern.

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Map of Fo Guang Shan

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Fo Guang Shan branches are located almost all over the nations including New Zealand, Australia, Brazil, USA and etc.

If you love scenery and peaceful place, this is the place that suits you. Lots of things you can see and more knowledgeable you will gain from here. Our tour guide said that he ever brought a tourist somewhere from Europe. At first, the tour guide thought that fellow most likely will be around 2 hours and plus but at the end, that fellow himself and had being toured around for more than 6 hours.


  1. whenever i visit this kind of places, it gives me a sense of holiness.. :)

  2. i didnt expect taiwan has many places to visit...coz my colleague went before, i looked at his pictures, sooooooo boring!

    seeing yours, best lah! hehehe!

  3. LOve all your pics.. :)

    Psst.. Yess... I have sister in Canada... si SJB.. ^_^

  4. like all the had been travelling to many places..siok...

  5. like all the had been travelling to many places..siok...

  6. ken - You must do lots of bad thing is it? Hehehe...

    Biqque - Oh really? There are cons when following tour guide because they can bring you to other place where the public transportation is not so convenient.

  7. CathJ and SJB - The two lovely sisters, thanks so much for the compliment.

    Demetria Escovedo - Thanks for visiting my blog and I am so great that you like all my photo. You can too go so many places. Just need some key word "saving", then it won't be impossible to travel when you want to go.


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