Kaoshiung Temple: Fo Guang Shan Monastery

This week I travel to Fo Guang Shan Monastery, and this temple is one of the biggest temple in Taiwan. This monastery has been in Taiwan since May 16, 1967. The place is more than 30 hectares in Ta Shu Township, Kaohsiung County. Taiwan is the first establishment of Fo Guang Shan Monastery, and right now Fo Guang Shan Monastery is all over around the world; Japan, Korea, India, America, England, France, and Brazil.

When I first arrive to the Monastery, I was amazed how big the place is. The map in the monastery reminds me of the Walt Disney World. The place is cover by the green forest and the monastery is on the top of the mountain. The structure of temple it make you feel like you are traveling back in time to the early Dynasty times in Asia. There is some information that I read at the temple and telling me there are over 10,000 statues around the whole Monastery. While you explore the monastery temple you will see a lot of the monks. Yes, Fo Guang Shan Monastery is also one of the Taiwan’s University. I’m not sure what they are study in there but is interesting to know that this place is also a school too. There are statues of Buddha everywhere around the temple, I mean a lot of statues and they all painted in gold. Every direction you are looking at the statue, it feels like the statue is looking at you. Like everyone always said “God is Watching”. I recommend this place to everyone, and hope that you can travel to this monastery too. This place will not let any photographers down.

About the Author

I was born in Taiwan and I moved to New Jersey when I was 9. Currently right now im a freelance photographer and working with alot of Professionals in the past. I know Mandarin, Taiwanese, Latin, and English. I'm going to be back and forth travel from both of countries. I love to hang out with my friends and see more places around Taiwan.

11 Responses to “ Kaoshiung Temple: Fo Guang Shan Monastery ”

  1. How to go to the Monastery from Kaoshiung? Is there any MRT or bus service? How long is the trip from Kaoshiung city?

  2. how to take the monastery from Kaohsiung? if we take a mrt?

  3. when is the next year “Tuan qi chu jia”?

  4. Hello Danny……\\\\

    Thanks man nice pictures…….. well you remind me of my being in this temple and a part of the university ……. I am was a student of the GGS university…. its was a great time there and learn a lot about buddhism………


  5. Hi,
    How to go to the Fo Guang Shan Monastery from Kaoshiung? Is there any MRT or bus service? How long is the trip from Kaoshiung city?

  6. Oh beautiful temple I love Buddhism.

  7. A place with great view! Hope can go there soon!

  8. this is beautiful place i want to visit this place…for peace

  9. Hai,
    How to go to the monestary Foguangshan from the train station Kaoshiung.
    Which bus or mrt and how long does it take?

  10. How to go to the monestery FOguangshan from the station kaohsiung.
    Which bus or mrt, and is a long trip,

  11. je suis bubbhiste congolais de brazzaville suis a pointe noire ou se trouve le temple foguang shan du congo dirige par le maitre Hui Ran je veus etre en contact directe avec Kaoshiung Temple Fo Guang Shan de taiwan si vous pouvez m ecrire en francais sa sera une bonne chose * O MI TUO FO

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