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Chung Tai Chan Monastery

No. 2 Jhongtai Road | Puli, Nantou County 54544, Taiwan
+886 4 9293 0215
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No. 2 Jhongtai Road | Puli, Nantou County 54544, Taiwan
+886 4 9293 0215
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Reviewed 22 August 2014 via mobile

We came here because we read that it was an interesting attraction. There were a lot of bus tours which by itself already detracts a lot from the visit but the building itself is not that interesting in my opinion. It is a modern, somewhat...More

Thank HelenaGuerra
Reviewed 4 January 2014

Really appreciated the vastness and peace of this monastery - lovely location and impressive scale. Would like to learn more.

1  Thank cbteco
Reviewed 13 December 2013

A great and very dramatic place to go if gigantic beautifully ornamented Buddhist sculpture is your thang. Good place for meditation too if you go on a day without crowds. If Buddhism isn't your thang, it is a modern building, and maybe worth a visit....More

1  Thank The-Happy-Traveller0
Reviewed 27 November 2013

A big place to walk and very impressive with the deities carvings. It was filled with tourists but once inside the monastery, it's real quiet, cool and calm place.

1  Thank Chansucy
Reviewed 25 November 2013

The monastery is new so it is very modern inside, it's more impressive from the outside. The place is crowded with tourists, with a few large statues and bland decor it won't really give you a wow factor. Visit the gift shop on your way...More

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Reviewed 23 November 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this Buddhist monastery and this was due in no small part to the nun who accompanied us and who provided such an interesting and informative commentary. Her English was excellent and she explained Buddhism and the history of the...More

1  Thank Qwerty2468
Reviewed 31 October 2013

It's a very good idea to make the effort to download the form from their website for the guided tour. And then fill it out and fax it off. You get to see twice as much of the building and learn more about Buddhism. My...More

1  Thank wre3
Reviewed 22 October 2013 via mobile

It's enormously bigger than the usual temple we see. It's a futuristic building n has 4 big statutes covering its pillars, not just beautify the hall, they present the fine art of craftsmanship. Despite having non-ending flows of tourist groups, the temple still have many...More

2  Thank XiaoShu
Reviewed 29 June 2013

Get a guide and enjoy the sheer size, beauty and serenity of the monastery. It will mkke you think and reflect. Impressive

1  Thank design_and_comfort
Reviewed 17 May 2013

The temple and related complex reportedly cost more than US $600 million to build and is very beautiful and impressive. If you wish to also see the pagoda and other higher floors, you must now visit the website at least 3 days in advance and...More

2  Thank SudokuTraveller
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Response from Richard C | Reviewed this property |
It's not impossible but for foreigners it's difficult. The best option is to find the Nantou Bus ' station near the main train station (not the Highspeed one ) and take either 6899 or 6670 to PULI station. ( The main bus... More