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.

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