How to get there
No.167-1, Kantung Rd., Yehliu Village, Wanli District, New Taipei City 20744, Taiwan
HOW TO GET THERE:
Starting at Taipei Main Station (since our hotel is actually near here)
Taipei Main Station - Fo Guang Shan Temple
-Board the taiwan high speed rail THSR toward zuoying
-exit train at zuoying
-outside the station there's a bus stop
-board the kaohsiung bus EO2 toward foguangshan monastery
-exit bus at the destination
It's better to use MAPS or GMAPS if you're confused about the streets
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum is located in Kaoushiung Taiwan which many tourist now pays a visit because of it's mesmerizing landscape.
Many have been visited since the official opening on December 2011. This took 10 years to build and when we were there, they're also still building some infrastructures to add up to it's beauty.
Please take note about the notice posted below.
We arrive just on time since they just opened and the best part of it is that there's not too much people and we get to enjoy the place and take our photos. Below is the entrance to the landscape I was aiming to see in this trip. I thought what we are entering is a temple but it's actually a shopping mall. The actual Museum is behind it and right outside of the building. So head straight and there's an exit on either the right side or left side of the mall.
I'm amazed already just at the entrance part, lets see what it has to offer as we go deep inside here.
For the record, since people have been asking me if we have a photographer. This is all just a selfie from our gopro 6 on a tripod. It's actually the landscape that made it beautiful no matter which camera you intend to use.
Buddhahood Path and the Eight Pagodas
In the picture above is a pathway that they called, Buddhahood Path and the Eight Pagodas. This pathway leads you to the Buddha Memorial Center known as the Way to Buddhahood.
Walking by you'll see names on the hallways which is not a name for any Buddha but the names of the donors and people that helped with the construction of the museum.
The hallways represent itself individually and named One Teaching Pagoda, Two Assemblies Pagoda, Three Goodnesses Pagoda, Four Givings Pagoda, Five Harmonies Pagoda, Six Perfections Pagoda, Seven Admonishments Pagoda, and the Eightfold Path Pagoda of which on both sides are eight thirty-eight-meter-tall Chinese pagodas, each with seven storeys.
Moving on as we go on and walk to the museum, to get a closer look of the buddha (as my boyfriend is insisting) and to head and wander in it's museum.
The Buddha Memorial Center
Also known as the Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum. As you see on each of the corner of this Memorial center stands a small pagoda. Those pagodas embodies a different Buddha. The Avalokiteśvara Bodhisattva (Guanyin), the Manjushri Bodhisattva, the Kshitigarbha Bodhisattva, and the Samantabhadra Bodhisattva. In the middle is a golden Buddha statue from Thailand and it is the tallest bronze sitting Buddha in the world.
Just a little sneak peek inside.
Heading out and taking a picture with some of the Pagodas.