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“Paradise on earth”

The City of Ten Thousand Buddhas
Ranked #1 of 45 things to do in Ukiah
Certificate of Excellence
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
94 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Paradise on earth”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2013

This is a place for all. It is educational for children to learn about religion. It is eye-opening for environmentalists to see animals freely walks among people. It is an experience for foodies to try vegetarian dishes at the restaurant on-site. Personally, I enjoy the meditation and chanting sessions that help me clear my mind.

Please stop by the administration office on your way in. The front desk will be able to give you an overview of the campus. The same building also housed the bookstore. There are just a few simple rules: no smoking, no alcohols, no pets and no non-vegetarian food on-site. Please note that they are actual residents on campus. One gentleman was telling us about the time when a family just drove up, took out a throw and started having a picnic on his front lawn. Of course he is much nicer than me. I would have just turned on the sprinklers :)

Enjoy!

Visited December 2013
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English first
Brea, CA
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4 reviews
“Interesting religious site”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2013

The museum and grounds were very interesting, and the people were very nice. You would enjoy it if you like this sort of thing.

Visited August 2013
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Thank Terry S
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Milpitas, California
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Great food and serene”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

Great place to eat vegan food. There were lot of peacocks on property, makes it really quiet and has a charm.

Visited August 2013
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Thank Maneesh A
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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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135 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“One of the top ten Pilgramage and Sacred places in the world according to Nation Geographic Magazine.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2013 via mobile

A little known Gem in Ukiah Valley 2 hours north a San Francisco.
1. Great Vegan Restaurant
2. Many affordable 7 day and longer retreats.
3. Buddhist bookstore with books in English, Chinese and Vietnamese.
4. Weekly or bi-weekly community evening lectures.
5. Very committed nuns, monks and lay people.

Check out website for more info.

Visited July 2013
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9 Thank whenyouwishuponastar
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Ukiah
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

If your looking to relax and enjoy some great tasting food, this is the place for you. From the old buildings to the Peacocks the roam freely, you will enjoy what the City has to offer.

If you want to feel the experience, I suggest you take a walk through the Temple.

Visited June 2013
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6 Thank Tina S
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