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We visited the Fo Guang Shan Monastery as part of a 5 day round Taiwan bus tour. It is the most... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
2torontotraveller
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Peaceful visit

We had to rush a bit through the monastery park to catch an hourly bus back to town. Unlike the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
thelonious22
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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...more
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No.153, Xingtian Road, Dashu District, Kaohsiung 84049, Taiwan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Fo Guang Shan Monastery as part of a 5 day round Taiwan bus tour. It is the most famous Buddhist sacred place of southern Taiwan. We had a master monk who was originally from Austria show us around. This gentleman walked very...More

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HuichengS1, Guest Relations Manager at Fo Guang Shan, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback. We are committed to the quality of our service, and will continue to improve. Indeed, the Monastery is considered a very sacred place, and is visited by people from all over the world.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had to rush a bit through the monastery park to catch an hourly bus back to town. Unlike the typical small Taiwanese temple, it was unusual to see such a large complex which must take a ridiculous amount of manpower just to maintain. In...More

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HuichengS1, Guest Relations Manager at Fo Guang Shan, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback. Indeed, the Monastery is a very large complex, and will take at least a full day to see it all. The peaceful ambiance is what most people come here for.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s definitely worth of your visit! Not about the shopping center inside, but the buildings and statues. Be sure you bring your water, or necessarily sun screen if you go in summer like us. We got burned during the tour.

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HuichengS1, Guest Relations Manager at Fo Guang Shan, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. Indeed, during the summers, it can get quite hot and sunny here in Kaohsiung, so it is a good idea to keep hydrated. The buildings and statues around the monastery are what most visitors find great photo opportunities.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to have a better understanding about Buddhism and taste the most delicious vegetarian dishes, Buddha Museum as well as Fo guang Shan temple could be the best option to live an unforgettable experience. I had the opportunity to take part of a...More

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HuichengS1, Guest Relations Manager at Fo Guang Shan, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. We always strive to offer our very best . We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Indeed, many guests speak of the fine vegetarian food, and serene environment. The Monastery is a must for those seeking spiritual inspiration.

Reviewed 10 September 2018

This is one of the top most visited attraction to Kaohsiung. Actually there are two part of Fo Guang Shan (FGS), most of tourists will visit the new part that is the Buddha Museum with 8 pagodas, but the old part of FGS has a...More

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HuichengS1, Guest Relations Manager at Fo Guang Shan, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

Thank you for your feedback. Indeed, there is much to see and do at Fo Guang Shan, and it is wise to plan at least one full day to see it all. The old part of the Fo Guang Shan offers a tranquil environment for...More

Reviewed 5 September 2018

A wonderful place to visit filled with very friendly people who are willing to help you, especially if you are a foreigner struggling with the native language. Filled with beautiful architecture and amazing Buddhist artwork. If you know whats good for you, go visit Fo...More

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HuichengS1, Guest Relations Manager at Fo Guang Shan, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2018

Thank you for your feedback. Indeed, we try our best to cater to the needs of non-Chinese speakers. Feel free to inquire at our Reception should you require assistance.

Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

We walked here after visiting the Buddha museum. It’s not to far to walk but in the summer sun it was an effort, especially for our boys 10 and 8. Bring an umbrella and stock up on cold drinks from store. This was a very...More

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Huicheng S, Guest Relations Manager at Fo Guang Shan, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

Thank you for your feedback. Indeed, the monastery is a nice, peaceful place, and is good for a family trip. There are many events during the months of July and August, so it is a good idea to visit the Monastery Reception Center for a...More

Reviewed 19 August 2018

I did a 1 month monastic retreat in Fo Guang Shan, and I am amazed with it's vision of propagating the Dharma and the community's compassion. Truly a life changing experience!

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Huicheng S, Guest Relations Manager at Fo Guang Shan, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Thank you for your feedback. Indeed, during the month of July, we have many retreats and programs on offer that cater for English speaking guests. Throughout the year, we have many retreats run in Chinese.

Reviewed 16 August 2018

This was my second visit with my friend to Fo Guang Shan. As usual, the friendly and warm welcome of the staff there has always been a pleasure for my stay. It was raining for most of the days during my stay in mid June....More

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Huicheng S, Guest Relations Manager at Fo Guang Shan, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2018

Thank you for your feedback.

Reviewed 14 August 2018

I had the chance to participate in Fo Guang Shan's Buddhist Monastic Retreat program last month and I believe that I've had a truly authentic experience of what life in a Buddhist monastery feels like. The program was quite severe sometimes, but the new things...More

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Huicheng S, Guest Relations Manager at Fo Guang Shan, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

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tiger1492
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Response from Tine G | Reviewed this property |
Hi Tiger I’ve been a month at Fo Guang monastery and seen it. So you have to prioritize according to your interests. The Buddha museum is impressive in size and shows the huge achievement of the founder and the venerables... More
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marivic b
20 July 2018|
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Response from ThomasM2978 | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry for my late response, i do not know as my group hired a driver. If you still need info I would ask the concierge at a large, area (Kaosiung or Tainan) hotel.
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dharmapupil
24 May 2018|
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I am sorry for my late response, i do not know. If you still need info and cannot locate it online, I would ask the concierge at a large, area hotel. Apologies...
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