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PaoChueh Temple

No.140 Jianxing Road, North District, Taichung, Taiwan
+886 4 2233 5179
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Unique temple

Taiwan is full of temples and there are many excellent sites, but a 27m gold Maitreya Buddha is... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2016
Rob D
Chico, California
via mobile
Big Buddha and... that's it!

For a temple that's free to enter and has a huge Buddha, I can't really complain. And the area is... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2016
Luke L
Xiamen, China
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No.140 Jianxing Road, North District, Taichung, Taiwan
+886 4 2233 5179

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Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

Taiwan is full of temples and there are many excellent sites, but a 27m gold Maitreya Buddha is definitely unique! The smaller Japanese temple dates to 1928 & honors Shakyamuni Buddha. Worth a quick visit.

Thank Rob D
Reviewed 22 February 2016

For a temple that's free to enter and has a huge Buddha, I can't really complain. And the area is fairly quiet, too, with a tiny, well kept garden. Still, it's a very small temple and not much else to see, except the bizarre, gigantic...More

1  Thank Luke L
Reviewed 11 February 2016

The size of this Buddha is so impressive. If your trip to Taichung allows, it you must make this a destination.

Thank Louise W
Reviewed 14 December 2015

The giant Buddha is interesting, but not the real find at this site. I was very intrigued by the new temple built around the old one. There's not much more here than a few minutes' walk around the grounds, though.

1  Thank TheBortz
Reviewed 3 December 2015 via mobile

The original wooden temple is housed within the newer one & the architecture of the place has been so well designed that the two buildings stand in harmony. Within are the Buddhas. The huge Buddha is sited to the right of these buildings, not obviously...More

1  Thank bwtripper
Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

We really loved this place with this happy huge buhda! The japanese temple just beside is also beautiful

1  Thank krysmittnacht
Reviewed 19 September 2015

This is one of the landmarks and one of my favourite spots to visit in Taichung City. This temple is conveniently located in the older part of the City and is easy to access. We highly recommend this place and will happily return again.

2  Thank HBBG6688
Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

Pao-Chueh Temple is a stone throw away from Shin Ming High School and its presence is easily spotted with the huge statue of Maitreya within the sight. Another interesting feature of the temple in Taichung is a huge cement structure being erected over the original...More

1  Thank kopohui
Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

The temple is beautiful and the Buddha is amazing to see. Lots of great spots to take photos, including a nice little pond.

1  Thank abroad91
Reviewed 3 July 2015 via mobile

my favorite place visited here in taichung city, great! i searching places to visit when im staying here in taichung and looking this first in picture and made me interested so i plan to go there, no gut its wonderful...

1  Thank crsthin
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17 May 2017|
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Response from envne | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest you to take a taxi, unless you speak the Chinese language, can manage to use the bus system and ready to change bus lines.
27 July 2016|
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Response from TuxedoChico | Reviewed this property |
It is free. However,donations are always accepted at temples. If you light incense (3 sticks is customary) and/or burn paper "money," a contribution is expected.