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Reviewed 1 week ago

This temple is not only magnificent in its own right but sits on the edge of a hill overlooking the gardens and the Sulu Sea. Amazing views

Thank Gill1961
Reviewed 1 week ago

We finished up visiting here 3 times with our guide Christopher. Will always have treasured memories of this beautiful place.. First visit was during week, when the temple people said we must come back on weekend as festivals were on both days with lunches prepared...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with 19 people on a tripadeal adventure had a magnificent journey. A specail thanks to our guide Mr Gerald ELOD

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They said, the higher the temple, the closest to heaven. Yes, this temple located at high place,overlooking the sea, port and old city of Sandakan. Its well maintained and when I was there, they are on preparation for lantern festival by end of August. We...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2018

Located on top of a hill, this building is a credit to the Buddhist community in Sandakan. Very serene and the road in is lined both sides with concrete statues

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Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

I love visiting different religious places as I find them all very interesting, this temple although in use they invited us in, there chanting was so soothing.

Thank jamessafc
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Very pretty and majestic temple inside and outside, and the view looking over the ocean simply magnificent!

Thank EvTtt
Reviewed 28 July 2018

This is situated on the highest spot in Sandakan ... closest to God, I am told.... It is a typical very ornate Buddist Temple and very well maintained. A usual stop for touriststo take in the view.

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Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

You have a really nice view on the bay of Sandakan from top. If the weather is good, you can have a nice blue sky. This temple seems famous also if there is Festival. Recommend for anyone who visit Sandakan.

Thank AmethystAme
Reviewed 1 July 2018

I visited mid-afternoon and was almost the only person there. It was so very peaceful which added to the beauty of the place. I bought a couple of gifts at the gift shop and the woman who served me was so helpful and informative. Really...More

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